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"Walking pneumonia": Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia caused by certain bacteria, including legionella pneumophila, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and chlamydophila pneumoniae. It is called “atypical” because the symptoms differ from those of pneumonia due to other common bacteria. It is also called as also known as walking pneumonia as the symptoms are not as severe. ...Read more
Other antibx: Atypical pneumonia can refer to Mycoplasma or Chlamydial infection of the respiratory tract. These infections are not well treated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxicillin is a good choice for sinus and ear infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal cells: Squamous cells line the junction on the cervix between the vaginal cells and the endometrial canal cells; pap smear screen for abnormal appearances in these cells as they indicate precursors to cervical cancer. Atypical means abnormal, so atypical squamous cells mean that the cells on the cervix are abnormal, but mildly abnormal, and not abnormal enough to classify as dysplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. ...Read more
Pap smear says atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.No trichomonas seen, scanty polymorph nuclear cells, gram positive bacilli.Mean?
history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more
Reactive cellular changes &/or repair are present. Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida species present. Endometrial cells present?
Yelling at us: There is no need to yell on this application. All questions are considered. This is out of context and with no medical history attached upon which to comment. Your physician who ordered this test is responsible to interpret it for you. ...Read more
Mediast biopsy results: lg bulky noncaseat granulomatous nodes. Rare presumptive corynebacterium species, alpha streptoccus, epithelial cells & wbc. ?
Sarcoidosis: The bacteria you mentioned all benign skin contaminant and not because most likely of the noncaseating granuloma. Noncaseating granuloma skin happening sarcoidosis a poorly understood reactive process which can lead to shortness of breath. Other causes include fungal agents and yeast infections. A biopsy would be important. ...Read more
Psmear result, pus cell 6-8, epithelial cell ++, gram +vecocci++@+vebacili+, gram-vecocci, -vebacili nil, fungal hype@trichomonas nil, do ihve to wory?
No worry : The primary purpose of pap smear is to detect cancer or pre-cancerous changes of the cervix. Nothing in your report suggests that. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria along with some fungus, epithelial cells, and leukocytes are all normal inhabitants of the vaginal flora. The presence of trichomonas (std) or hpv (std linked to cancer of cervix) would be abnormalities requiring treatment. ...Read more
Pap results: atypical endocervical cells and atypical squaomous cell. Dryness severe inflammation, blody smear, bacterial vaginosis. Is this dangerous?
Yes: You'll be told how to follow up so that we can fix this before it presents an imminent threat to your life. ...Read more
Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more
Dads c't scan multiple small clustered nodules centrilobular config worsening. Has bronchectasis. Considerations Atypical mycobacterial infec. Cure?
Very possible. : Needs sampling and specific sensitivities if in fact the infection is the cause. Treatment can last 1-2 years. However, other diagnostic possibilities and u should see a lung specialist to consider biopsied and cultures. Good luck ...Read more
Unclear question: Examination of the tissue by a pathologist is the gold standard for diagnosis. However, an apical cavitary lesion in the lung should be treated as tuberculosis, unless proven otherwise. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more