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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?

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

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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What does Gram positive cocci in chains, Moderate WBC and Normal upper respiratory flora in sputum mean?

What does Gram positive cocci in chains, Moderate WBC and Normal upper respiratory flora in sputum mean?

Inflammation: A sputum gram stain/ culture that demonstrates what you mention suggests that there is no "pathologic" bacteria, or disease causing bacteria but something is causing inflammation, as noted by the white blood cells. This doesn't mean that you have a bacterial infection though. Normal flora is just that, bacteria that you commonly find in the upper respiratory tract (everything above the rib cage) ...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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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?

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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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?

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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My swab results show moderate gram positive bacilli. What does it mean?

My swab results show moderate gram positive bacilli. What does it mean?

Gram positive bacilli: It will be helpful to know what type of swab you are referring to. Gram positive bacilli are a type of bacteria (germs) that can cause infection in certain situation ...Read more

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Vaginal discharge. Moderate numbers of leucocytes, large numbers gram positive bacilli. Concerned?

Vaginal discharge. Moderate numbers of leucocytes, large numbers gram positive bacilli. Concerned?

YES: You will need a vaginal culture and STD screening.
Condoms will protect you. BC pills will prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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I received the following urine test back with 30WBC and 1 RBC, Leuk Esterase, UA Moderate 2+ and Mixed gram positive growth, suggests contamination.

I received the following urine test back with 30WBC and 1 RBC, Leuk Esterase, UA Moderate 2+ and Mixed gram positive growth, suggests contamination.

Symptomatic?: If this is a clean catch urine, the positive lab values are secondary to bacterial contamination on the outside of your body. If this was a cathed specimen then I would recommend you get treated fro UTI ...Read more

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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

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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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Clear full std test, hvs test show leukocyte and epithelial cells moderate, gram positive bacilli numerous no yeast. Irritation itch on labia. Causes?

Clear full std test, hvs test show leukocyte and epithelial cells moderate, gram positive bacilli numerous no yeast. Irritation itch on labia. Causes?

Lab tests: Not sure what tests you are asking about but speak with the doctor who ordered them for further information ...Read more

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If the culture & sensitivity test shows that I have many gram positive rods seen. Do this mean I have infection?

If the culture & sensitivity test shows that I have many gram positive rods seen. Do this mean I have infection?

Positive cultures: The interpretation of a culture of a bodily fluid depends on many factors. Poor technique in fluid collection or processing can lead to false positive results. Positive cultures can represent colonization, rather than active infection. Only your treating physician can interpret these results in a meaningful way. ...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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What are the common gram-positive bacteria?

What are the common gram-positive bacteria?

Staph and strep: Staphylococcus species such as staphylococcus aureus and streptococcal species such as streptococcus pyogenes are among the more common gram positive bacteria but there are many different kinds of gram positive bacteria in addition to those. ...Read more

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What exactly is three gram positive bacteria?

Probably +3 gram pos: Gram positive bacteria is a category of bacteria based on staining charicteristics under the microscope. Not sure what the 3 is (the third thing found in a sample or an ammount). ...Read more

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What are the risks of working with Gram-positive bacteria?

What are the risks of working with Gram-positive bacteria?

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

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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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Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Mixed gram positive flora found in urine culture - what does that mean?

Contaminated: Specimen. The urine sample was not collected properly and was contaminated with bacteria not actually present in the urine. See this site for "midstream collection".
http://www. Bd.com/vacutainer/labnotes/volume14number2/. ...Read more

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What is the cellular arrangement of the gram positive bacteria, c. Xerosis?

Corynebacteria: Corynebacteria group together in a characteristic way, which has been described as the form of a "v", "palisades", or "chinese letters". ...Read more

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What is a gram positive bacteria that would cause hard, painful cyst down there?

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

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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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How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, I get blood drawn every week?

How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, I get blood drawn every week?

Should never happen: You should never have gram positive cocci in clusters in your blood. In fact you should never have any bacteria detectable in your bloodstream. ...Read more

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Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci.

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

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How can a gram-positive coccus appear after gram staining?

How can a gram-positive coccus appear after gram staining?

As a sphere: A solitary sphere or as in the case of streptococci as a chain or as in staphlococci as a bunch like grapes on a vine.

This is streptococcus under the scanning elctron microscope. ...Read more

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What are the diseases associated to a gram positive bacteria?

Gram-positive: There are many different gram+ bacteria. These include staphylococci, streptococci, bacillus and clostridial species, corynebacterium, listeria and many others. If you can be more specific rephrase the question and can list some conditions they may cause. ...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 is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

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

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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

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Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive cocci?

Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive cocci?

Sputum: Sputum gram stain and cultures are generally not useful. Why was yours done? A culture/gram stain done from another source may be better. ...Read more

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Is bartonella henselae a gram-positive or negative bacteria?

Is bartonella henselae a gram-positive or negative bacteria?

Gram negative: Bartonella are small, fastidious, intracellular gram-negative bacteria. ...Read more

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Had my GRAM STAIN TEST : result is MANY GRAM POSITIVE BACILLI. What does it mean? I am infected?

Gram's stain: You had Gram's stain of material from where? Why? What are your symptoms? Generally Gram-positive bacilli are either Bacillus spp, Clostridium spp., or Diphteroids, but other things are certainly possible. This does not, in and by itself, mean that you are infected. Need more info. ...Read more