The bacteria that cause syphilis and Lyme Disease have something extraordinary in common: they manage to propel themselves through their environment in spite of the fact their tails are located inside their bodies.
For bacteria, they’re also unusually shaped and active. In this movie, you can see the bacteria that cause Lyme Disease moving like living, squirming cavatappi.
Case: 35 years old man from Brazil. He has been detected as HIV positive two yars ago. No he is having high fewer and headace. Lumbal pucture was taken and gram stain made. The findings are on the image.
What are the findings?
CORRECT ANSWER: Mononuclear cells 3+. yeast elements 2+. This HIV positive patient is getting immunosupressive medication and infected by yeast (Cryptococcus neoformans).
Serratia marcescens is a rod-shaped, gram negative, meaning it has a smaller peptidoglycan cell wall and a lipopolysaccharide layer on top of that. The red pigment is naturally occurring! It is found a variety of places, many that you may not expect! You can find it in soils, in your bathroom (it will live off of soap and shampoo residue!), and even your teeth!! I hope that you don't have it in your teeth... Wikipedia says it will stain your teeth reddish.