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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Gram Positive Cocci

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Why does it matter if a disease is gram-positive or negative? What do they indicate?

Why does it matter if a disease is gram-positive or negative? What do they indicate?

See below: Gram negative bacteria do not pick up the gram stain dye. They appear pink under the microscope. They include bacilli like e. Coli and pseudomonas and cocci like neisseria and brucella. Gram positive bacteria pick up the stain and appear dark purple. They include staphylococcus and streptococcus. Each can cause mild and serious disease. They are treated by different types of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the diseases associated to a gram positive bacteria ?

Gram-positive : There are many different gram+ bacteria. These include staphylococci, streptococci, bacillus and clostridial species, corynebacterium, listeria and many others. If you can be more specific rephrase the question and can list some conditions they may cause. ...Read more

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What is a gram positive bacteria that would cause hard, painful cyst down there?

What is a gram positive bacteria that would cause hard, painful cyst down there?

An Infection: Gram positive bacteria are usually staph or strep infections. As the cystic pocket fills with the pus or bacteria it will start to become hard or firm over time. At this point antibiotics may not be helpful and therefore drainage or removal of the cyst is usually required. Don't let this drag on, as this will then start to damage some of the good tissues that are close to this area. ...Read more

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Is necrotising fasciitis caused by gram negative or gram positive bacteria?

Is necrotising fasciitis caused by gram negative or gram positive bacteria?

Both: Necrotising fasciitis is usually caused by a combination of multiple bacteria that support each others growth and spread and causing serious tissue damage. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive cocci?

Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive  cocci?

Sputum: Sputum gram stain and cultures are generally not useful. Why was yours done? A culture/gram stain done from another source may be better. ...Read more

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Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

Prostatitis: MSSA Prostatitis is vey uncommon. Need to know sensitivities. In general mssa is sensitive to multiple antibiotics including penicillin derivatives. Bactrim, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin has better penetration to prostate comparing to others. Prostatitis especially chronic may require extended course of treatment: 3-6 months sometimes to see complete resolution of symptoms ...Read more

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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