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11 Possible Causes for Gram-Positive Bacilli in the Sputum

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  • Pulmonary Anthrax

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  • Diptheroid Bacillus

    Expectorated sputum, smear, Gram stain, light microscopy, MPV. Purulence, moderate. Local materials, moderate. Gram-positive bacilli, diphtheroid.[tuyenlab.net] Amniotic fluid, cytocentrifuge, Gram stain, light microscopy, MPV. Purulence, light. Local materials, moderate. Gram-positive bacilli, small.[tuyenlab.net]

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

    The purulent sputum of the patient yielded a large number of polymorphonuclear leucocytes with abundant gram-positive coryneform bacilli in gram staining and pure growth of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Nocardiosis

    Sputum smears were negative for acid fast bacilli (AFB) and revealed gram positive branching filamentous organisms resembling Nocardia species.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A sputum gram stain revealed 4 weakly acid-fast branching bacilli, consistent with Nocardia .[swjpcc.com] References: [3] [4] [5] [6] Diagnostics Culture ( confirmatory test ): from sputum, skin biopsy samples, CSF fluid, or pus from the cutaneous lesions Gram-positive aerobic[amboss.com]

  • Nocardia Infection

    References: [3] [4] [5] [6] Diagnostics Culture ( confirmatory test ): from sputum, skin biopsy samples, CSF fluid, or pus from the cutaneous lesions Gram-positive aerobic[amboss.com] bacilli , weakly acid-fast ; , branching filamentous rods Imaging : References: [5] [6] Treatment Antibiotic therapy : trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (drug of choice) Indications[amboss.com]

  • Aspergilloma

    Gram's stain of the sputum sample showed gram-positive septate hyphae with dichotomous branching [Figure 2] and gram-positive budding yeast cells with pseudohyphae.[atmph.org] Zeihl-Neelson's staining did not reveal any acid fast bacilli in three sputum samples.[atmph.org]

  • Cystic Lung Disease

    Gram stain showed a large number of epithelial and polynuclear cells, gram negative bacilli and gram positive cocci.[jmedicalcasereports.com] A sputum specimen was negative for acid fast bacilli.[jmedicalcasereports.com] Sputum culture grew Klebsiella pneumoniae , sensitive to nalidixic acid, norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, cefotaxime and gentamycin.[jmedicalcasereports.com]

  • Corynebacterium

    The purulent sputum of the patient yielded a large number of polymorphonuclear leucocytes with abundant gram-positive coryneform bacilli in gram staining and pure growth of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The sputum Gram stain showed fewer than 10 epithelial cells and more than 25 polymorphonuclear leukocytes/100 field, and Gram positive bacilli with morphology suggestive of[archbronconeumol.org]

  • Necrotizing Alveolitis

    […] long thin gram - bacilli with pointed ends Why is culturing pseudomonas difficult?[brainscape.com] positive sputum culture commonly only represents colonization What is the treatment for pseudomonas?[brainscape.com] […] diffusely distributed bilateral bronchopneumonic infiltrates /- nodular lesions, small abscesses, pleural effusions What wil a gram stain of pseudomonas show?[brainscape.com]

  • Acute Respiratory Infection

    Sputum specimen  Gram staining  Acid fast bacilli  Pleural fluid examination (if present)  ASO titer (in case of streptococcal pneumonia)  Tuberculin skin test  Viral[slideshare.net] .   White cell count and CRP  15,000 – 40,000/mm3 neutrophil predominance  Blood cultures  25% positive  NASOPHARYNGEAL ASPIRATE  Viral immunoflorescence in infants[slideshare.net]

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