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Clinical microbiology review: Respiratory tract infections

Author
Stephen B Calderwood, MD
Section Editor
John G Bartlett, MD
Deputy Editor
Anna R Thorner, MD

CASE 1

This specimen was obtained from a 52 year-old female with fever and a pulmonary infiltrate. What does the Gram's stain show? Question: (picture 1). Answer: (figure 1).

CASE 2

This sputum specimen was obtained from a 65 year-old man with new onset of fever, rigors, pleuritic chest pain, and productive cough. What does the Gram's stain show? Question: (picture 2). Answer: (picture 3A-B).

CASE 3

This sputum specimen was obtained from a 58 year-old man with pneumonia following a viral illness. What does the Gram's stain show? Question: (picture 4). Answer: (picture 5 and figure 2 and picture 6).

CASE 4

This sputum specimen was produced by a 45 year-old man with a forty-pack-year smoking history and new fever. What does the Gram's stain show? Question: (picture 7). Answer: (picture 8A-C).

CASE 5

This sputum specimen was obtained from a 63 year-old man with a history of heavy smoking. What does the Gram's stain show? Question: (picture 9). Answer: (picture 10).

              

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