diplococci


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diplococci

[‚dīp·lō′kä·kē or ′käk·sī]
(microbiology)
A pair of micrococci.
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In another sample, which was negative by culture but Gram staining showed Gram-positive diplococci, final identification of S.
The specimen is plated and initial Gram-stain results show something like Gram-negative diplococci or very tiny Gram-negative coccobacilli.
Culture smears of small white circular colonies revealed cocci, diplococci and rod shaped bacteria, while rod-shaped bacteria dominated the orange, peach, yellow or beige colonies.
Gram stains were considered positive if they demonstrated more than 10 white blood cells per high-power field or if clue cells, Gram-negative intracellular/extracellular diplococci, or T.
One specimen, obtained by lumbar puncture from a 1-year-old infant with acute bacterial meningitis, showed gram-positive diplococci, and the UF-100 counted 2352 bacteria/[micro]L, but the culture remained negative after 7 days.
Initial microscopic examination of cerebrospinal fluid revealed a gram-positive coccus; on review, intracellular diplococci were identified, suggesting an undercolored specimen that likely represented Neisseria species.
Probable bacterial meningitis was defined as a suspected case for which gram-stained CSF was positive (gram-negative diplococci, gram-positive diplococci, or gram-negative bacilli); probable meningococcal meningitis cases are limited to those with gram-negative diplococci.