Clinical microbiology review: Wound, skin, and soft tissue 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 22-year-old woman developed an abscess in a cervical lymph node following severe pharyngitis. What does the Gram stain of the fluid from this abscess show? Question: (picture 1). Answer: (picture 2A-C).
This swab was obtained from a 43-year-old female, who had an erythematous, draining abdominal wound (and underlying abdominal abscess) after surgery for a ruptured appendix. What does the Gram stain show? Question: (picture 5). Answer: (picture 6).
A 38-year-old woman developed cellulitis several hours after being bitten by her cat. What does the Gram stain of the purulent drainage from the wound 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: