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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

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Doctors, what is the difference between gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli?

Gram stain: The gram stain has been used for a long time to classify bacteria according to the chemistry of their cell walls (and hence whether they are gram positive or negative.) Cell shape and growth characteristic are also useful in grouping bacteria until more full speciation information becomes available. The gram stain is fast, reasonably reproducible by trained personnel and the groupings useful 4 rx ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, i get blood drawn every week?

How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, i get blood drawn every week?

Should never happen: You should never have gram positive cocci in clusters in your blood. In fact you should never have any bacteria detectable in your bloodstream. ...Read more

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CULT & GRAM ST AEROBE & ANAEROBE What this result mean?1+ Gram Positive Cocci Chains No WBCs.

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

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Hello! In a sputum test, what do MODERATE GRAM POSITIVE COCCI, RARE GRAM POSITIVE RODS, FEW GRAM NEGATIVE RODS mean? My wife has CVID and is very ill.

Hello! In a sputum test, what do MODERATE GRAM POSITIVE COCCI, RARE GRAM POSITIVE RODS, FEW GRAM NEGATIVE RODS mean? My wife has CVID and is very ill.

Mgt: An inbox consultation may be made online to better advise. I would suggest a culture of the sputum, including a fungal culture. If your wife is ill, please have a chest imaging study and discuss iv broad spectrum antibiotics with your PCP. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best Step areas mssa and gram positive cocci in prostate bsz doc coulded help me in Pakistan give useless antibiotic?

Which antibiotic is best Step areas mssa and gram positive cocci in prostate bsz doc coulded help me in Pakistan give useless antibiotic?

Depends: Strep? MSSA? Could respond to Sulfa/Bactrim, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Doxycyline antibiotics. This really depends on the sensitivities. Have your doctor perform a culture of urine or blood if that is where the infection is coming from. ...Read more

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What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells , moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?

What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells , moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?

Bacterial vaginosis: is an overgrowth of hodge podge of bacteria in the vaginal vault. This overgrowth can lead to unpleasant odor, discharge and abdominal pain . BV can be treated easily most of the time. ...Read more

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Gram stain sputum- presence of few epithelial cells, moderate number of pus cells,few gram positive cocci in chain observed in smear What does this in?

Sputum gram stain: Sputum gram stain testing is not done nearly as often as it once was, since we now know it usually isn't very helpful in diagnosis. The white blood cells (pus cells) suggest infection like bronchitis or pneumonia -- but it's usually possible to judge this just by appearance of the sputum (e.g., yellow or green mucus). Gram pos cocci could be entirely normal bacteria. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does Gram positive cocci in chains, Moderate WBC and Normal upper respiratory flora in sputum mean?

What does Gram positive cocci in chains, Moderate WBC and Normal upper respiratory flora in sputum mean?

Inflammation: A sputum gram stain/ culture that demonstrates what you mention suggests that there is no "pathologic" bacteria, or disease causing bacteria but something is causing inflammation, as noted by the white blood cells. This doesn't mean that you have a bacterial infection though. Normal flora is just that, bacteria that you commonly find in the upper respiratory tract(everything above the rib cage) ...Read more