Department of Pathology UCD-School of Medicine



Self Assessment Exercises III (01/29/07)

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SAE IIIa.  Illustrated in the photomicrograph is a direct gram stain prepared from a sputum specimen obtained from a 65-year old homeless man who presented with signs and symptoms of pneumonia.



 Q: What preliminary gram stain report would you issue?

Is there any evidence that this may be a virulent strain?




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