Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 4 weeks ago

microbiology help?

1. EMTs arrived at home of seven days old newborn baby that developed severe signs of pneumonia. At the hospital, a lumbar puncture was performed and lab tests conducted. The results showed that the pathogen causing the symptoms was gram positive cocci. The most likely pathogen would be:

A. Streptococcus pneumonia

B. Streptococcus pyogenes (group A)

C. Mycobacterium sp.

D. Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B)

2. How would you distinguish Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus viridans growing on the blood agar?

A. Different types of hemolysis

B. Gram stain

C. Cells morphology

D. They would not grow so fast

E. Those two species are indistinguishable

3. You obtained a Gram stained slide of the sputum of the patient with tuberculosis. What color would TB bacteria have on the slide?

a. Red

b. Blue

c. Green

d. No color

1 Answer

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Pneumonia affects the lungs. Why would the hospital do a lumbar puncture to obtain cerebrospinal fluid which would provide them with information about the state of the central nervous system and not the lungs?

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