Case Study 1
A 64-year old male with fever, malaise, and cough.
There are six questions to answer in this case study
Question 1 of 6
A 64-year old urbanite male reports to your
practice with fever, malaise and a cough. His vaccinations are up-to-date,
including DPT. His condition worsens over several days, with his
temperature increasing to 40.4° C and development of dyspnea (difficulty of breathing). You have him
admitted to a nearby hospital, where laboratory analysis reveals abnormal
liver and kidney function. His lungs show signs of mild inflammation with
thin, watery secretion.
The patient is given antibiotics and Gram stains are made of a bronchial lavage.
What do you know about the organism from examination of the Gram stain?
The Biology Project
University of Arizona
Tuesday, August 4, 1998
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