Ivano de Filippis ivano at ALPHA.INCQS.FIOCRUZ.BR
Thu Sep 18 07:30:29 EST 1997

>Jaimee76 at wrote:
>> I am doing a project for a class and i have growing in my lab a
>> bacteria
>> taken from a 60 year old male who is a smoker and has pneumonia.   I
>> have
>> isolated the bacteria and it is Gram Positive and has performed
>> complete
>> hemolysis.  It loves the blood and chocolate agar. Any ideas?
>>                           Jaimee
>>                       Jaimee76 at
>It could be Streptococcus.  From what you have described this would be
>my first choice.  However, more research and tests would need to be done
>for a proper identification.  But from the complete (beta) hemolysis,
>and gram positive nature of the isolate from the respiratory tract, I'd
>say presumptive streptococcus.
>Mark Spanevello

I agree, with Mark. It really seems to be a Streptococcus, but a few tests
should confirm this presumptive identification.



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