Clinical microbiology review: Respiratory tract infections
- Stephen B Calderwood, MD
Stephen B Calderwood, MD
- Editor-in-Chief — Infectious Diseases
- Section Editor — Bacterial Infections
- Professor of Medicine (Microbiology and Immunobiology)
- Harvard Medical School
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).
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).