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Gram Negative Rod Infection
Gram negative rod blood infection after c-section; where it came from why it happened; do I have organ damage; they treated it 5 days after c-section.
Infectious diseases: Blood stream infections by "gram negative rods" are often what we now call "healthcare associated infections" or hai's. Seen in hospitalized patients with indwelling urinary catheters or central venous lines. Patients who are chronically ill or immunosurpressed and those hospitalized for extended periods of time are more susceptible to these infections. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Generally speaking, do gram positive or gram-negative bacteria cause prostatits/epidymitis infections. Generally speaking based off your experience.
My daughter 4 had a fever--urine results state she has small amount of hemoglobian and Lactose positive gram negative bacilli? Urinary tract infection
Incomplete data: To properly label a 4 yo as a UTI you would need a clean catch or catheterized urine, and growth of >50,000 colonies/unit on a properly plated culture media. Just having pee with a germ in it doesn't qualify. The common squat pee collected in some offices is part vaginal wash out and will contain skin contaminant germs. This might or might not be a UTI. ...Read more
Gram negative bacilli found in urine? Does this mean a urinary tract infection? Doc didn't even mention it.I am urinating more frequently but no pain
This could be normal: Bacteria are classified, broadly, as being gram-negative or gram-positive (retains violet dye color after staining--gram stain-- a lab slide with specimen on it). And either being rod (cylindrical/barrel shaped) or spherical (cocci) when viewed under a microscope. Gram negative rods are very common in the genital tract, and it sounds like you don't have too many. I say probably normal. Good wishes ...Read more
What do u mean with gram stained smears shows numerous gram-negative rod-shaped bacilli?. It's my lab result please help
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.
At the hospital, I had three blood cultures that contained gram-negative rods. What does this mean?
Gram Stain Result Few Polys
Rare Gram negative rods
N>10,000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?
What duration of antibiotic treatment might be indicated by a nine-month old gram-negative infection?
Complex problem: You are detailing a chronic infection, 9 months. Past treatments, your immune status and cause of your infection will be necessary to answer your question. There are clinical situations where infection can not be cleared, and best hope is for life long suppression. You need an infectious disease doctor on your health care team. Check with your doc and get referral to infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
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
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
Wikipedia is your very good friend. An example of thermophilic bacteria noted there are bacteria in the Alicylobacillus genus. It is a gram positive bacillus. See the list of sources here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermophile
BTW, if this is for homework, and you cannot find out info like this online your own, you are in deep doo-doo. ...Read more
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
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
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
Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some problems in people with bugs like e coli loose in their blood. There's been some interest in medicines designed to remove it or prevent it from harming the body, but results have been so-so. ...Read more
Rare: In that context, it usually means there are not many of them present ...Read more
Gonorrhea: Neiserria gonorrhoeia is the likely organism. Needs treatment and partners need to be assessed as well. ...Read more
Got tested for UTI my results say this : GRAM NEGATIVE BACILLI UNDER 10 M CFU/L what does that mean?
Probable UTI: The lab uses slightly atypical numbers. The cut-off for a high bacterial count in most UTIs is 100,000 per mL, which is the same as 10 million per L. However, with only a single gram negative organism, even lower numbers usually are significant, so this result indicates probable UTI that needs treatment. Discuss with your doctor. (FYI, CFU = colony forming units, i.e. no. of bacteria.) ...Read more
Please tell me can gram-negative bacteria test be positive in a catalase test, even if catalase tests are meant for gram-positive bacteria?
Catalase enzyme: Yes -many, many bacteria possess catalase. Classically the catalase test was used to distinguish Staph (+) from Strep (-), but there is a long list of bacteria that have it... includin Listeria, C diphtheriae, Burkholderia cepacia, Nocardia, the family Enterobacteriaceae (Citrobacter, E. coli, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Shigella, Yersinia, Proteus, Salmonella, Serratia), Pseudomonas etc. ...Read more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): It will start in just a few days but take the full course. If it does not work, look for resistenet strains. ...Read more
Would bacitracin, novobiocin, and optochin susceptibility tests be effective tests for gram negative bacteria?
Sensitivity test: Yes. But the proof is in the giving of them to the patient. ...Read more
Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!
Folliculitis: Can be cured with antibiotics, but it can recur. It is usually due to gram positive bacteria (Staphlococci), however, if you are certain that this one is due to gram negative bacteria (by culture), then ampicillin is not the best antibiotic. The physician needs to select an antibiotic that works well for gram negative organisms ...Read more
What is gram negative pleomorphic bacilli? My sputum culture is growing this out. Beta lactamase negative. Been sick 1 month 3 abx tx and steroids x3
Bacteria: A bacterium. Bl- will guide us in the type of ab to use with the pt. Get well soon. ...Read more
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