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Doctor insights on: Cryptosporidium Stain

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Spotted fever gram stain?

Spotted fever gram stain?

Gram Negative: Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the gram staining protocol. In a gram stain test, a counterstain is added after the crystal violet, coloring all gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. - wikipedia r. Rickettsii are gram negative bacteria. ...Read more

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Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

No: Cryptosporidium is spread by the fecal-oral route. Most commonly by ingestion contaminated water. Will cause relatively mior GI upset in normal healthy people. Recovery is rapid and complete. It can be dangerous, even fatal in immunocompromised people such as people who are HIV positive. Not transmitted by by urine. ...Read more

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Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

No: Cryptosporidium is spread by the fecal-oral route. Most commonly by ingestion contaminated water. Will cause relatively mior GI upset in normal healthy people. Recovery is rapid and complete. It can be dangerous, even fatal in immunocompromised people such as people who are HIV positive. Not transmitted by by urine. ...Read more

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Pls interpret vagina gram stain reslt.Gm Stain (-),Polymorphonuclear-Moderate,Epi cells-Moderate,Gm(+)Cocci pairs-Few,Gm(+)bacili-Mod,Gm(-)bacili-rare?

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

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

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Is acid fast stain used to detect cryptosporidium protozoa in fecal samples? How does it work?

Is acid fast stain used to detect cryptosporidium protozoa in fecal samples? How does it work?

Yes: Yes acid fast stain is useful for identifying mycobacteria, since their cell walls contain large amount of lipid substances, which are very visible under acid-fast stain. What specifically were you wondering about? Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

It may: But you need to do sensitivity testing against the particular strain of organism isolated, and with the increasing frequency of resistance development this is an essential component of management. ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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How can a gram-positive coccus appear after gram staining?

How can a gram-positive coccus appear after gram staining?

As a sphere: A solitary sphere or as in the case of streptococci as a chain or as in staphlococci as a bunch like grapes on a vine. This is streptococcus under the scanning elctron microscope. ...Read more

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I s port wine stain genetic?

I s port wine stain genetic?

Mostly not: Most port wine stains are birth defects due to unique conditions of fetal development. A few uncommon ones do run in families. But most are isolated and cannot be passed on to the next generation. There is laser treatment which can attenuate them and sometimes practically eliminate them. ...Read more

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Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. >100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species. 20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. What's it mean?

Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. 
>100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species.
20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. 
What's it mean?

Means contaminated: Urine specimen from the surrounding area around urethra (opening where the urine comes out from). You may want to repeat the test , if your doctor still wants that, get a clean catch specimen, which entails cleansing the area first, passing some urine, then obtain a midstream urine sample, follow the lab instructions for that, best wishes ...Read more

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Pls interpret result in my gram stain.Gm Stain (-),Polymorphonuclear-Moderate,Epi cells-Moderate,Gm(+)Cocci pairs-Few,Gm(+)bacili-Mod,Gm(-)bacili-rare

Gram stain: You don't mention what the specimen is but I'm guessing it's a sputum sample? Looks like mixed flora, probably normal oropharyngeal flora, pretty nonspecific. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts. http://www.livestrong.com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

This is the cut off: Point for a bacterial growth from the urine sample to be clinically significant . However, it does not have any relevance as far as severity or prognosis ...Read more

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Why mycobacteria tuberculosis cannot be cultured on blood agar?

Why mycobacteria tuberculosis cannot be cultured on blood agar?

TB culture: Tb is difficult to culture and culture results often take months. Lowenstin-jensen and middlebrook agars are the culture medias used to grow tb. ...Read more

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Can spitting transmit hepatitis b?

Can spitting transmit hepatitis b?

Likely not: Unless the saliva contains blood, it is not really infectious. The bloody saliva is also must be inoculated through the skin. Risk therefore is quite low. ...Read more

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Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Unlikely: Exposure to indoor mold is more likely to cause respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, etc) in allergic individuals. Gastrointestinal symptoms are unlikely. ...Read more