G183

Gram – Joint Fluid: 3+ (6-10/oif) neutrophils, 3+ (11-50/oif) gram positive cocci (Streptococcus pneumoniae) – Shipped November 05, 2018 –

HISTORY

A simulated joint fluid sample collected from a 29 old asplenic male, with swollen knee was sent to category A, C, and C1 laboratories.

Participants were expected to report the presence of neutrophils and gram positive diplococci.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from G183

  1. Accurate interpretation and timely reporting of Gram stains from joint fluids is helpful in guiding appropriate antimicrobial therapy in septic arthritis.

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