G174

Gram – Deep Wound: 3+ (6-10/oif) neutrophils and 3+ (11-50/oif) gram negative coccobacilli (Pasteurella multocida)  – Shipped February 13, 2018 –

HISTORY

A simulated deep wound sample collected from a 57 year old male with dog bite was sent to category A, B, C, and C1 laboratories.
Participants were expected to report the presence of neutrophils and gram negative bacilli .

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from G174

  1. Accurate Gram stain reporting provides rapid diagnostic information that is helpful to clinicians.
  2. The Gram stain of Pasteurella multocida shows gram negative bacilli or coccobacilli.

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