What is your presumptive diagnosis for this case 1.docx - Emma Castillo Microbiology Sarah Browne A 68 year old patient with Alzheimer disease brought

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Emma Castillo 11/14/2019 Microbiology Sarah Browne A 68 year old patient with Alzheimer disease brought to the emergency room from the nursing home presented as lethargic with sallow complexion. Running on a temperature of 102.4f and respiration rate of 22 breaths/minute. The x-ray showed tight consolidation of the left lung with evidence of formation of cavities in the lung tissue from cytoxic damage during physical exam. Also a smear of sputum sample revealed blood and greenish color no acid-fast bacteria or rod shaped bacteria. 1.The presumptive diagnosis for this case is Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia (CAP) . 2.The causing organism that caused this disease in this man is Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive. They are usually found in pairs and do not form spores and are non-motile. 3. Once this bacterium reaches the epithelium, the thick capsule becomes a hindrance to attachment and changes to a thin, transparent one. The microbe then reaches the lungs and grows in nutrient- rich edema fluid of the alveolar spaces.
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