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This week, clinical microbiologist Dr. Audrey Schuetz and Lori Duresko, education specialist in Clinical Microbiology, review a Gram stain collected from a 60-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  The patient had complained of increased cough over the past week that produced sputum.  He also reported increased shortness of breath.

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