PathWays Case Study: Oct. 4

A sputum was collected from a 60-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He complained of increased cough productive of sputum over the past week and increased shortness of breath over baseline. Sputum was obtained during a coughing episode, and the Gram stain is shown below.

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Lori Duresko, MT(ASCP)

Lori Duresko, MT(ASCP)
Education Specialist II
Mayo Clinic
Instructor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

 

 

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Audrey Schuetz, M.D.
Consultant, Clinical Microbiology
Mayo Clinic

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April Josselyn is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.