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Pus, empyema, abscess

S. aureus

2

Pediatric infection

Haemophilus influenzae (including epiglottitis)

3

Pneumonia in cystic fibrosis, burn infection

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

4

Branching rods in oral infection, sulfur granules

Actinomyces israelii

5

Traumatic open wound

Clostridium perfringens

6

Surgical wound

S. aureus

7

Dog or cat bite

Pasteurella multocida

8

"Currant jelly" sputum

Klebsiella

9

Positive PAS stain

Tropheryma whipplei (Whipple's disease)

10

Sepsis/meningitis in newborn

Group B strep

11

Health care provider

HBV (from needle stick)

12

Fungal infection in diabetic or immunocompromised patient

Mucor or Rhizopus spp.

13

Asplenic patient

Encapsulated microbes, especially SHin (S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae type B, N. meningitidis)

14

Chronic granulomatous disease

Catalase-positive microbes, especially S. aureus

15

Neutropenic patients

Candida albicans (systemic), Aspergillus

16

Facial nerve palsy

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)