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Diseases Caused By Gram Positive Cocci
Too may to count: Cooci, bacilli, and spirochetes do a lot of things and cause a lot of disease. i suggest you look them up in your library. ...Read more
Staining technique: Gram positive organisms have a high amount of material in their cell walls which retain gentian violet (a purple stain) on slides looked at under the microscope. Gram negative organisms have the gentian violet washed out when subjected to acid-alcohol and then they are restained with a red stain which renders them red under the microscope. It is one way of loosely classifying bacteria. ...Read more
High vaginal swab result: scanty leucocytes & gram positive cocci, numerous gram positive bacilli, moderate epithelial cells . Result shows infection?
Not likely: Bacteria are part of the contents of the vaginal barrel. When infection is present due to bacteria there are usually large numbers of leucocytes and few epithelial cells. All told, however, test results are not always accurate, and best to discuss this with the doctor who ordered this to begin with. ...Read more
Positive for fungal spores
gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted ?
What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells , moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?
Tests conducted for pharyngal gonorrea.Results as below->"epithelial cells-occasional
gram positive cocci in pairs and chains -occasioal.". ?
Not positive: The gonococcus is usually an intracellular organism, and it is a gram-negative diplococcus. ...Read more
See below: Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/streptococcus.html 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
Urine culture - 10-49k beta hemolytic strep, group b - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?
Culture/Gram's stain: Depends upon whether these were from the culture or the stain of some clinical material, where the culture was obtained from, and why. This may be an entirely inconsequential result or possibly represent severe illness, but would need far more info to say. Discuss this with the doctor who cultured you. If this was from your tonsil it is probably Strep and you should have been treated. Get better. ...Read more
20-40% of: Women carry gbs at the vagina and rectum. During pregnancy, at 36 weeks, culture are taken and if positive, treatment recommended to avoid a potential fatal infection on the baby while delivering. Also a rare cause of sepsis with the mother. Also infection on the elderly and the inmunocompromise patient like diabetics and liver disease. If you are healthy, you have nothing to worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more
Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?
You may: It is likely that you do not have bacterial infection, however that does not rule out other types of infections, e.g., viral or parasitic. Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more
Occasional gram positive bacilli with occasional gram positive cocci in pairs and few epithelial cells means?
Depends: What was the specimen that was tested? Why was it tested? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the specimen, what you described may be normal. ...Read more
Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host. Gram-positive organisms can include staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...Read more
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