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Gram negative rods sepsis?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Common thing

Needs usually two antimicrobials at the start.

In brief: Common thing

Needs usually two antimicrobials at the start.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Whats the question?

Not clear what you're asking, but bacteria can be described by shape ( rods) vs little balls ( cocci) and how they take up a dyes that color them under the microscope this is called a gram stain.
A bacteria that is gram (-) will look red under the microscope. So gram (-) sepsis is a system wide infection caused by a bacteria that is red and rod like. This kind of id helps doctors decide on rx.

In brief: Whats the question?

Not clear what you're asking, but bacteria can be described by shape ( rods) vs little balls ( cocci) and how they take up a dyes that color them under the microscope this is called a gram stain.
A bacteria that is gram (-) will look red under the microscope. So gram (-) sepsis is a system wide infection caused by a bacteria that is red and rod like. This kind of id helps doctors decide on rx.
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