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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.

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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.

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My daughter 4 had a fever--urine results state she has small amount of hemoglobian and Lactose positive gram negative bacilli? Urinary tract infection

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.

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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

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

GNB: A urine microscopy showing GNB may not be infection and can be a contaminant. Suggest a clean catch urine be done and a urine culture of needed but done right. Sounds like you have no symptoms and this may not be an issue.

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10yrold burn & itch, no pain urinating. Vaginal swab mod gram+cocci. Many gram+bacilli, few neg gram bacilli, urine high leukocytes. Should I be concerned?

10yrold burn & itch, no pain urinating. Vaginal swab mod gram+cocci. Many gram+bacilli, few neg gram bacilli, urine high leukocytes. Should I be concerned?

Here are some. ..: For a 10-y-o female, I would insist on obtaining another urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen if her history & physical exam by a pediatrician to confirm as one with a simple & clean history. Then treat and watch her as non-complicated UTI or fungal infection, etc. Otherwise, some imaging studies to further confirm nothing unusual in her genitourinary tract. So, see Doc timely.

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10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating. Vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci. Many gram+bacilli, few neg grm bacilli, isol flora. High leukocytes urine?

10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating. Vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci. Many gram+bacilli, few neg grm bacilli, isol flora. High leukocytes urine?

Local yeast infection: Some time local yeast infection may cause anal and/or vaginal itching. Monistate local cream application may help. If there is high leukocyte count in urine, she needs a urine culture to make sure there is no urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Gram negative rods sepsis?

Gram negative rods sepsis?

Common thing: Needs usually two antimicrobials at the start.

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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.

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Are all thermophiles gram-negative? Can you share some sources?

Are all thermophiles gram-negative? Can you share some sources?

No.: Wikipedia is your very good friend. An example of thermophilic bacteria noted there is bacteria in the Alicylobacillus genus. It is a gram positive bacillus. See the list of sources here. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Thermophile https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Alicyclobacillus BTW, if this is for homework, and you cannot find out info like this online your own, you are in deep doo-doo.

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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

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What is gram-negative treating?

What is gram-negative treating?

Bacteria: Gram negative is not treating- it is a description of certain types of bacteria.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the 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.