We found massive gram-positive rods
on Gram staining of the exudate.
Glaser, "Nonhemolytic, nonmotile gram-positive rods
indicative of Bacillus anthracis" Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
* For large Gram-positive rods
(Lactobacillus morphotypes), the scoring was reversed with their absence scored as 4, fewer than 1 per OIF scored 3; a count of 1-5 per OIF scored 2; a count of 6-30 per OIF scored 1; and more than 30 per OIF scored 0.
Gram-positive cocci, non-sporing Gram-positive rods
and filamentous fungi were predominant in the air at workplaces in the studied laboratories; among them, cellulolytic, lipolytic and proteolytic organisms were identified.
Four organisms were Gram-positive rods
, and two were Gramnegative rods.
+ + Micrococcus luteus + + Micrococcus roseus + + Staphylococcus aureus + - Staphylococcus auricularis + + Staphylococcus capitis + + Staphylococcus epidermidis + - Satphylococcus haemolyticus + + Staphylococcus hominis + + Staphylococcus sciuri + + Staphylococcus warneri + + Staphylococcus saprophyticus - - Staphylococcus xylosus + - Non-sporing Gram-positive rods
/ Nieprzetrwalnikujace paleczki Gram-dodatnie Arcanobacterium haemolyticum + - Arthrobacter spp.
Modified ZN stain revealed typical picture of Nocardia as gram-positive rods
with delicate beaded branching filaments [Figure 2].
Coryneform bacteria are aerobically growing Gram-positive rods
with distinctive irregular morphology on staining.
belong to a diverse group of bacteria known as aerobic actinomycetes, characterized as being Gram-positive rods
with partially acid-fast, non-motile, filamentous branches; other properties include being catalase-positive and methenamine silver-positive.
(2,15) The number of each of the following was quantified and recorded: gram-positive cocci, gram-positive rods
, gram-negative cocci, gram-negative rods, yeast, hyphae, white blood cells, and red blood cells.
Gram's stained smears from the cultures revealed the following: Gram-positive cocci in 136 cultures (54%), Gram-negative rods in 106 cultures (42%), and Gram-positive rods
in the remaining 10 cultures (4%).
In addition, the patient's blood cultures grew beaded, branching Gram-positive rods
which were identified as nocardial infection, and high-dose ceftriaxone treatment (4 g/day) was added to the treatment regimen.