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Acid Fast Bacilli Stain
Gram Stain1+ Squamous Epithelial Cells
2+ Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes
2+ Mixed Gram Positive Organisms
2+ Normal Flora
Is this normal.
Non diagnostic : The squamous epithelium means the sputum came from mouth not lungs (no squamous in lungs/bronchi) but leukocytes means infection. So, this sputum has infection but can't use it to diagnose due to contamination from mouth normal saliva that has usual mouth bacteria (called normal flora). Actinomycosis is being appropriately treated with penicillin. Discuss with your doc to see if need sputum resent ...Read more
I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn
Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole & lactic acid bacillus & Rabeprazole....is it safe use of lactic acid bacillus??
Safe, +/- helpful: Your doctor is trying to protect you against disruption of intestinal bacteria by the antibiotics. Lactobacillus is one of those treatments that seems to make sense for this purpose, but rarely is helpful. However, it won't hurt, and you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Pls interpret vagina gram stain reslt.Gm Stain (-),Polymorphonuclear-Moderate,Epi cells-Moderate,Gm(+)Cocci pairs-Few,Gm(+)bacili-Mod,Gm(-)bacili-rare?
Probably normal: It's hard to give you a definitive answer without seeing it and knowing what was causing your diarrhea, but the vagina normally has bacteria present (all the Gm + and - categories) and some polymorphonuclear cells (neutrophils). The gram+ bacilli are most likely lactobacillus, the normal flora of the vagina.The epithelial cells are simply the lining of the vagina. ...Read more
I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn
(Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole) & ( lactic acid bacillus) ...is it safe to use lactic acid bacillus??
Safe but unhelpful: You may take so-called probiotics but there is not good evidence that these supplements are useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Pls interpret result in my gram stain.Gm Stain (-),Polymorphonuclear-Moderate,Epi cells-Moderate,Gm(+)Cocci pairs-Few,Gm(+)bacili-Mod,Gm(-)bacili-rare
Wondering what my sinus culture means?
Gram Stain: Many polys
Mod squamous epith cells
Rare pos cocci
Urinalysis result; acidic reaction; 6 pH and 0-1 rbc,1-2 pus cells,occasional squamous,few bacteria,rare mucus threads,rare amorphous urates,alarming?
Vaginal swab result
direct smear: no trichomonas
gram stain : epithelial cells positive cocci and positive bacilli..Is it normal?
Probably E Coli: There are many dozens of bacteria that can be lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli. This is just a classification scheme based on gram positive or negative; rod (bacillus) or cocci (ball); and what they grow on in a laboratory evaluation. Examples include e. Coli, klebsiella, enterobacter, citrobacter. ...Read more
Urine pH 5, sp gravity 1.020,protein negative, RBC WBC and epethlial cell occasional,blood trace,uric acid crystAl few,bacteria occasional, what to do
Stop worrying: This is normal. Get a follow up next year or if you have symptoms. ...Read more
My biopsy report say , show foreign body & langhans type multinucleated gaint cells.-ve for malignancy, zn stain -ve fr acid fast bacilli.Wat treatment?
Mycobactera: It refers to a type of stain used to a identify bacteria, and means the bacteria hold on to the stain and appear red under the microscope. The most common acid fast bacilli. (AFB) are mycobacterium, of which the most famous is m. Tuberculosis. There are also non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and non-mycobacterial acid fast organisms that aren't bacilli (rod shaped organisms.). ...Read more
Z-n stain for afb is negative
imp: reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. Pls tell me is it cancer or not?
What do u mean with gram stained smears shows numerous gram-negative rod-shaped bacilli?. Its my lab result please help
Had my GRAM STAIN TEST : result is MANY GRAM POSITIVE BACILLI . What does it mean? I am infected?
Gram's stain: You had Gram's stain of material from where? Why? What are your symptoms? Generally Gram-positive bacilli are either Bacillus spp,, Clostridium spp., or Diphteroids, but other things are certainly possible. This does not, in and by itself, mean that you are infected. Need more info. ...Read more
Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
After one year ATT.AFB report: AFB present in small number & AFB culture report says no growth after 8 weeks of aerobic incubation.what it mean?
Still have TB: May be the drug resistant type TB still present. ...Read more
Tuberculosis: AFB positive in sputum or stomach lavage means the person is spreading tb, should have detail investigation including chest x-ray and be on standard TB treatment regime, 3-4 drugs. He/she should be isolated. All household need tuberculin test and chest x-ray. In india, if received bcg, tuberculin test will not help, it will be +ve anyway. Isoniazid and pyridoxine for 9 months. Consult your doc. ...Read more
What is the result?: All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Yes : Needs to start treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Until after sxs end: Generally anyone with lung or throat disease from TB will be infectious. The goal of medical treatment is to eliminate the mycobacterium in the body. At some point after (effective) treatment begins, one will no longer be infectious, but it's not immediate and can be tested (e.g., with sputum samples. If the treatment fails (from resistance or from not taking meds), you may be infectious again. ...Read more
Regular vs Irregular: A-fib is very irregular conduction to the ventricles whereas a-flutter is more regular conduction. The p-waves on ekg during flutter are characteristric in appearance looking sawtooth whereas in a-fib, they are sometimes very hard to find. The right atrium is where the sa node generates the impulse for conduction. In the case of a-fib/flutter, other heart tissue is also conducting very fast. ...Read more
What does "No AFB seen/300 visual fields" indicate on a sputum test? Is that enough to say that the results are negative? Thank you.
Culture/smear: There can be smear negative TB. The smear results return more quickly than the culture results which are more accurate. ...Read more
I am diagnosed AFB positive on 6th June and started the medicine from next day. After one month now I am having night sweats what should I do?
Multiple drugs: Hi. Has the AFB been cultured and resistance determined? There is a lot of drug-resistant TB out there. Multiple drug regimens are the rule. You may not have had a clinical response to adequate drugs yet, or your drugs may not be adequate based on resistance. Talk with your doc and public health department. Good luck! ...Read more
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