Case 3 -
B. Cereus Pneumonia and Issues with Hospital Safety and Infection Control
Dina R. Mody, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
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39 YR old hispanic male who was working in his garage and suddenly developed hemoptysis. Rushed to local emergency room. Found to have a "patch" of pneumonia on chest films. Was transfered to tertiary care center due to deterioration of condition.
Pertinent Laboratory Data:
Patient admitted to ICU. Condition worsening. BAL (Bronchioloalveolar lavage) performed. HIV status is unknown at time of reciept of BAL in laboratory but was subsequently found to be negative
Pathological/Microscopic Findings and any Immunohistochemical or Other Studies:
Hypocellular specimen. Is this adequate? what are the criteria?
Unsat specimen Vs other Is this diagnostic?
B. cereus Pneumonia and issues with Hospital safety and Infection control.
The differential diagnostic considerations vary from an unsat specimen to a
diagnostic entity if it explains the patient's condition
Always correlate the cytology with the clinical picture
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