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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Gram Negative Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...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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What antibiotics are typical for a patient with septicemia, gram pos. Cocci?

What antibiotics are typical for a patient with septicemia, gram pos. Cocci?

Consider source: The source has a lot to do with the antibiotic. It is common to use a third generation cephalosporin and/or a quinolone. Vancomycin is an option if resistant staph is possible. ...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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history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

 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

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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. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant. Four rounds of antibiotics for uti. Dipstic showed WBC and blood in urine. Painful UTI symptoms. But culture is negative? What else

20 weeks pregnant. Four rounds of antibiotics for uti. Dipstic showed WBC and blood in urine. Painful UTI symptoms. But culture is negative? What else

Uncle!SeeASpecialist: How frustrating!! Wow...First, some women can have symptoms but negative routine cultures which can either mean some non-infectious irritation for some reason or an"atypical"organism that requires a special culture &/or trial of an unusual antibiotic. Sometimes it's a problem in the urethra & not the bladder (irritative or infective). You might consider a Urologist especially since you're pregnant ...Read more

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Antibiotics can kill gram negative bacteria but symptoms of fever and low blood pressure can persist why?

Infection: If you still have fever and low BP then youir infection is not cleared up. Better seek for a physician office visit. ...Read more

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What are positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

What are positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

A classification: An attempt to differentiate patients based on predominant symptoms. Positive are delusions and hallucinations and are thought to denote those with a better response to treatment. Negative symptoms include withdrawal, flat affect, poverty of speech, poor hygiene or grooming, low motivation, and anhedonia. These make the patient less accessible to any therapy and are less responsive to medication. ...Read more

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Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?

Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?

You may: It is likely that you do not have bacterial infection, however that does not rule out other types of infections, e.g., viral or parasitic. Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more

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Sputum test negative awaiting for the culture in 3 weeks. How like to be positive ?I have TB latent but with symptoms for active TB.

Sputum  test negative awaiting   for the culture in 3 weeks. How like to be positive ?I have TB latent  but with symptoms for active TB.

Why do you ask?: Expect to wait eight weeks to be certain. The decision, in the meantime, is whether to treat you for presumptive tuberculosis. Make the decision with your physician's guidance. I had a fever and x-ray shadow, weight loss and positive PPD but never grew any bugs; treatment still probably saved my life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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36 yo w/symptoms of PF. Heart, asthma & infection ruled out. Pending PFT results. Could scarring bad enough to cause symptoms be missed by CXR?

36 yo w/symptoms of PF. Heart, asthma & infection ruled out. Pending PFT results. Could scarring bad enough to cause symptoms be missed by CXR?

Usually not...: Usually if you have lung scarring bad enough to cause symptoms, the chest x-ray should show some abnormality. But, the more sensitive test for this would be a high resolution chest cat scan. This test will show scarring that may be missed on the chest x-ray so, if there is any question, ask that this test be performed. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Best antibiotics for gram negative infection in wound on leg of 87 y.O. Woman?

Why antibiotics ?: If the culture was obtained from a surface swab, it is not valid since 1994 ! also, what is the reason for the open wound of the leg? Before your doctor treats anything, he/she should provide you the reason for the slow healing. Infections rarely "smolder". They make things worse fast so if this is not the case, then infection is quite unlikely. Everything has bacteria as a contaminant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

Location...: Bronchitis is infection in the airways whereas pneumonia is infection of the lung itself. Usually, symptoms of bronchitis include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, body aches, etc. The symptoms of pneumonia can be very similar but your doctor can tell the difference via physical exam and test results. ...Read more

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Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??

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

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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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What if symptoms of pharyngitis is present but the throat culture is negative?

What if symptoms of pharyngitis is present but the throat culture is negative?

Likely a virus: Up to 2/3 of throat infections are due to viral illnesses & will eventually heal without antibiotics.Use of throat lossenges & sprays help.An effort to should be made to maintain proper fluid intake in spite of discomfort as it will shorten the illness in most cases. ...Read more