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Doctor insights on: Gram Negative Rod Shaped Bacteria

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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What's a rare gram negative rods mean? It was taken vaginally via gram stain.

What's a rare gram negative rods mean? It was taken vaginally via gram stain.

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

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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

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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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What is meant by gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria ?

What is meant by gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria ?

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

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Gram Stain Result Few Polys Rare Gram negative rods N>10,000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?

Gram Stain Result	
Few Polys
Rare Gram negative rods
N>10,000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?

Context: gram negative rods not so common and that seems a large amt. This implies an infection requiring particular antibiotics and this is not the more common cause of sinus/bronchitis but Hemophilus ...Read more

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High vaginal swab result: scanty leucocytes & gram positive cocci, numerous gram positive bacilli, moderate epithelial cells . Result shows infection?

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

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My gram stain results: many gram negative rods, few gram positive cocci, strep.-like, rare wbcs. I completed a 10 day course of pcn, i still have s/sx?

UTI Rx: Let the doctor who prescribed the penecillin know your symptoms and urinalysis/urine culture results and leave the phone number of your pharmacy so a new prescription can be called in immediately. ...Read more

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Wondering what my sinus culture means? Gram Stain: Many polys Mod squamous epith cells Rare pos cocci  

Wondering what my sinus culture means?
Gram Stain: Many polys
Mod squamous epith cells
Rare pos cocci
 

Sinus culture: Sinus culture shows growth of microorganisms such as bacterial or fungus etc. If culture is positive for some microorganism, then it can be treated accordingly. Squamous cells can be seen in sinus contents. ...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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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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What is gram positive rod negative in a blood culture test?

What is gram positive rod negative in a blood culture test?

See below: Gram positive rods are a class of bacteria. The majority of bacteria involved in disease are either gram positive or negative and come in rod, cocci (grapes), or spirals. If the culture says it is gpr negative, then that means no gram positive rods were found. However, it may say other forms were found, including gnr. ...Read more

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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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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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Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?

No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...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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Meaning of no gram (+) nor gram (-) bacilli or cocci seen. Epithelial cells = 1-2/oif?

Meaning of no gram (+) nor gram (-) bacilli or cocci seen. Epithelial cells = 1-2/oif?

What was examined?: Is it the result of sputum exam or an other body fluid? It is likely not an abnormal finding. ...Read more