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What does "many gram negative bacilli" mean?

What does "many gram negative bacilli" mean?

See below: I assume you are referring to the gram stain of some type of secretion or wound. This means that there are many gram negative bacilli such as e.Coli, klebsiella, proteus, pseudomonas etc seen on examining the gram stained specimen under the microscope. The specific gram neg bacillus should be identified on the culture results. ...Read more

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How could i get lactose positive gram negative bacilli?

How could i get lactose positive gram negative bacilli?

Normal flora: These live in everybody's gut. They are normal body flora, and for the most part your friends. They can get in the wrong places and cause infections. ...Read more

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What does lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli urine mean?

What does lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli urine mean?

Probably E Coli: There are many dozens of bacteria that can be lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli. This is just a classification scheme based on gram positive or negative; rod (bacillus) or cocci (ball); and what they grow on in a laboratory evaluation. Examples include e. Coli, klebsiella, enterobacter, citrobacter. ...Read more

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What does it mean if gram negative bacilli are found in blood?

What does it mean if gram negative bacilli are found in blood?

How do you FEEL?: If you are super-sick, or have a new heart murmur, we may well have found the cause of your illness and can treat it. If you feel basically okay and the little bugs grow out of only one bottle, I'll bet it's a contaminant. ...Read more

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

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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What do u mean with gram stained smears shows numerous gram-negative rod-shaped bacilli?. Its my lab result please help

What do u mean with gram stained smears shows numerous gram-negative rod-shaped bacilli?. Its my lab result  please help

Bacterial infection: By gram negative rods / bacilli. You didn't say where, but even if this is sputum and you are a smoker, it's likely it's a real infection. Your physician knows how to deal with it, and if you've gotten the report, he/she has already got plans to treat it. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has urine test & resulted rare gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli-what does this mean? she has very high fever as well.

A friend of mine has urine test & resulted rare gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli-what does this mean? she has very high fever as well.

Fever: OK...this is likely contamination of the urine source. In most infections there will be the predominance of one bacterial species causing the issue...and there will be many per high powered field. In her case, there are 2 types and only rare (per high powered field) and you didn't mention any white blood cells either. This doesn't look like much to my eyes. ...Read more

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Positive for fungal spores gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted ?

Sputum?: This sounds like a grossly inadequate sputum specimen, or one which was actually primarily saliva. The organisms seen are all part of normal oral flora, and this specimen should be repeated with an induced sputum specimen if the clinical situation warrants. ...Read more