UpToDate
Official reprint from UpToDate®
www.uptodate.com ©2017 UpToDate, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.

Clinical microbiology review: Respiratory tract infections

Author
Stephen B Calderwood, MD
Section Editor
John G Bartlett, MD
Deputy Editor
Sheila Bond, 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).

              
To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:

Subscribers log in here

Literature review current through: Sep 2017. | This topic last updated: Dec 19, 1997.
The content on the UpToDate website is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions. The use of this website is governed by the UpToDate Terms of Use ©2017 UpToDate, Inc.
Topic Outline

GRAPHICS