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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Gram Negative Pneumonia

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more