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227 Possible Causes for Gram-Positive Rods, Skin Abscess

  • Listeriosis

    […] lis·te·ria \ li-ˈstir-ē-ə \ : any of a genus ( Listeria ) of small, gram-positive , rod-shaped bacteria that do not form spores and have a tendency to grow in chains and that[] L monocytogenes is a facultative anaerobe Gram-positive rod. More than likely, gravidas presenting with the flu-like symptoms noted above indeed have a viral syndrome.[] Etiology Pathogen : Listeria monocytogenes ; a gram-positive , catalase-positive , rod-shaped , facultative intracellular, motile bacterium Route of transmission Contaminated[]

  • Mycobacterium Fortuitum

    A Gram-positive, rod-shaped acid-fast bacterium was isolated from a patient with a post-traumatic chronic skin abscess associated with osteitis.[] Herein, we report one case of 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) combined with antibiotics for the treatment of multiple skin abscesses in the hands caused[] The Gram stain showed many WBCs without any organisms seen and the culture revealed a Gram positive rod subsequently identified as M. fortuitum by the Michigan Department[]

  • Mycobacterium Marinum Skin Granuloma

    It is Gram-positive, rod-shaped, facultative anaerobic bacterium commonly found in various aquatic environments around the world, including swimming pools and drinking water[] Definition / general Skin disorders (ulcerations, abscesses, rheumatoid-like nodules, histiocytic reactions, panniculitis), most commonly due to M. kansasii, M. marinum, M[] Abscesses may develop in skin and bone infection . What causes atypical mycobacterial infection ? There are many different species of mycobacterium.[]

  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus

    Lactobacillus species are non-spore-forming, anaerobic, gram-positive rods that cause disease in immunocompromised adults. Few cases have been described in children.[] , skin abscesses, spinal cord abscesses, subcutaneous (under the skin) abscesses, and tooth abscesses.[] Lactobacillus acidophilus is a gram-positive rod that is a commensal of human mucosal tissues.[]

  • Pharyngitis

    Etiology Corynebacterium diphtheriae is irregularly staining gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria.[] Limited range of motion due to pain – Frequently seen with severe pharyngitis, but must also consider more serious etiologies such as retropharyngeal abscess, neck abscess[] positive rodGram positive rod – nonspore formingnonspore forming – strains may be toxigenic or nontoxigenicstrains may be toxigenic or nontoxigenic • exotoxin required for[]

  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Actinotignum schaalii (formerly Actinobaculum schaalii) is a Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic rod that is typically involved in urinary tract infections in elderly patients[] Family physicians should be suspicious of HS in patients presenting with recurrent skin abscesses at the skin folds.[] The most frequently cultured bacteria from HS lesions are Gram-positive cocci and rods, such as coagulase-negative Staphlococci and Corynebacterium , as well as various subspecies[]

  • Pulmonary Nocardiosis

    Gram-stained smears of sputum and pus from the abscess showing branched gram-positive rods led to a diagnosis of pulmonary nocardiosis with dissemination to the lungs and[] All 5 cases with skin abscesses and 2 of the 4 cases with brain abscesses were treated by surgical incision and drainage. None underwent thoracic surgery.[] Gram staining was performed in 29 patients, and a characteristic Gram-positive rod was detected in 28 patients (96.6%).[]

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

    Strain KHD7T, a Gram-stain-positive rod-shaped, non-sporulating, strictly anaerobic bacterium, was isolated from the vaginal swab of a woman with bacterial vaginosis.[] Case reports include disc space infection (lumbar spine), vaginitis emphysematosa, liver abscess (postcesarean), neonatal meningitis, and neonatal cellulitis/skin abscess.[] […] staining of vaginal fluid to distinguish normal vaginal flora (i.e., gram-positive rods and lactobacilli) from bacterial vaginosis flora (gram-negative morphotypes) 13 according[]

  • Lung Abscess

    Sputum Gram staining revealed Gram negative rods and Gram positive cocci in 36.6% of the cases. AFB smear was positive in 22%.[] Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful.[] In rare cases, an abscess may be caused by a virus, fungi or parasites. Skin abscesses When bacteria gets under the surface of your skin, an abscess can form.[]

  • Melioidosis

    Although some labs in endemic areas are readily able to recognize the bacterium, in others where microbiologists are less familiar with it, oxidase-positive gram-negative[] They presented with fever, rigors, dyspnea, fatigue, diaphoresis, productive cough, and skin abscesses. Six of the seven patients were also hyponatremic.[] Six months before presentation she had recurrent skin abscesses.[]

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