Gram – Joint fluid:6-10/oif (3+) gram negative coccobacilli (Haemophilus influenzae) – Shipped August 10, 2020
A simulated joint fluid sample collected from a 6 year old refugee was sent to category A and C1 laboratories for Gram staining.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from GS202-2
- H. influenzae is an important cause of joint infection in both children and adults
- While Gram stain is an important diagnostic procedure that can produce useful information quickly, it may also be insensitive for the detection of likely pathogens in joint infections.