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List Of Gram Positive Cocci Bacteria
Positive for fungal spores
gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted ?
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
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
What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells , moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?
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
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
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
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
Vaginal swab result
direct smear: no trichomonas
gram stain : epithelial cells positive cocci and positive bacilli..Is it normal?
Tests conducted for pharyngal gonorrea.Results as below->"epithelial cells-occasional
gram positive cocci in pairs and chains -occasioal.". ?
Not positive: The gonococcus is usually an intracellular organism, and it is a gram-negative diplococcus. ...Read more
history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more
Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli
Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??
Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and pain. In the absence of symptoms this is a contaminant or a colonization of your urinary tract. Note: Do not test urine without a good reason.... ...Read more
Urine culture - 10-49k beta hemolytic strep, group b - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?
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
My throat swab report says this "Gram Stain : No pus cells and occasional gram positive cocci in pairs and short chains seen.", Antibiotic treatment?
Urine Culture Results
50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus
10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms
See below: 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. Having said that, the colony count, the dominant organism and multiple organism all suggest that this is not real urinary infection. The organisms are likely to be skin contaminants. ...Read more
In what situation?: We as physicians come in contact with patients who have various gram positive infection without a fear of getting infected/There are other healthcare providers who deal with gram positive bacteria as well.The lab workers,nurses and technisians and they are trained to protect themselves especially from MERSA which is the worst Gram Positive Infection anywhere ...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
Corynebacteria: Corynebacteria group together in a characteristic way, which has been described as the form of a "v", "palisades", or "chinese letters". ...Read more
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
Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host. Gram-positive organisms can include staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...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
Can you tell me the genus and species of two gram positive pathogenic bacteria that are hemolytic and give the diseases t?
I have gram positive flora in urine, leukcoytes, blood and bacteria all +1. Should i be on antibotic, is this considered a uti.
No: You dont mention if you have any symptoms while urinating, this could be a contaminated sample. ...Read more
Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.
Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more
Generally speaking, do gram positive or gram-negative bacteria cause prostatits/epidymitis infections. Generally speaking based off your experience.
What gram-positive bacteria grows in chains and acts like mrsa? Why would somebody infected with this bacteria need to have their limb amputated?
Strep. pyogenes: Group a beta hemolytic streptococci or streptococcus pyogenes is a common cause of necrotizing fasciitis "flesh eating bug" infection. The treatment involves debridement of all necrotic fascia and other necrotic soft tissue and sometimes requires limb amputation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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