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Moderate Gram Positive Rods And Moderate Wbc
What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells, moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?
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
Vaginal swab shows I have moderate gram positive bacilli and cocci moderate gram negative bacilli and few leucocyte. What does this mean?
Nothing: That is normal. This helps rule out a few things. If you are having symptoms, your physician will keep looking. ...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
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?
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
I just had my annual Pap smear done and the results say "MODERATE GRAM POSITIVE RODS SEEN, FEW SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS SEEN" what does this mean?
Skin bacteria: Considered to be contamination-not serious and a common finding. ...Read more
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.
Vaginal discharge. Moderate numbers of leucocytes, large numbers gram positive bacilli. Concerned?
I received the following urine test back with 30WBC and 1 RBC, Leuk Esterase, UA Moderate 2+ and Mixed gram positive growth, suggests contamination.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, I get blood drawn every week?
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
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
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
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
20, 000 -30, 000 cfu/ml mixed gram positive flora multiple organisms isolated, no predominance. What does this mean?
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
My son (1.2mc) pus in right gluteal region for 6 months. Report showed few gram positive cocci. It was discharged by operation. But again it is grownn. Why?
Sometimes things: Recur. Go back to the surgeon. Don't wait 6 months. ...Read more
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
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