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In our review, in all cases of culture-negative synovial fluid, at least one of the following was present: risk contact, skin lesions, previous respiratory symptoms, positive nasopharynx and blood culture, or presence of Gram-negative diplococci in a Gram stain (Table 2).
Then the slide was examined under microscope (Olympus CH-20, Japan) using oil immersion lens for the presence of intra and extra cellular gram-negative diplococci. Immunochromatographic test: The gonorrhoea rapid test strip (Blue Cross Biotech Corporation, Philippine) is a qualitative, lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of gonorrhoea antigen from male urethral swab specimens.
The genus Neisseria consists of pathogenic and non-pathogenic species of gram-negative diplococci. N.
For example, the presence of Gram-negative diplococci in a joint aspirate should alert the clinician to the possibility of gonococcal arthritis, and therapy should be adjusted to cover for that pathogen.
The specimen is plated and initial Gram-stain results show something like Gram-negative diplococci or very tiny Gram-negative coccobacilli.
Instead of growing the gram-negative diplococci typical of Neisseria, however, the cultures showed the gram-negative rods of S.
The Gram stain test revealed white blood cells (4+) and gram-negative diplococci. The patient was started empirically on intravenous ticarcillin disodium and clavulanate potassium.
Gram staining of a sample revealed many gram-negative diplococci phagocytosed by polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
On December 4, gram-negative diplococci were identified in the patient's CSF at 9:30 a.m.
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