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There are a number of bacilli, called acid-fast bacilli, which stain in the same way as the tubercle bacillus.
It, or a similar bacillus, is sometimes found in the sputum of gangrene of the lung.
Ordinarily, no attempt is made to identify any but the tubercle bacillus and the gonococcus.
The great majority belong to the colon bacillus group, and are negative to Gram's method of staining.
This will show all bacteria except the tubercle bacillus, and often no other stain is necessary for their identification.
In tuberculous disease the tubercle bacillus is present in the discharge, but its detection offers some difficulties.
The staphylococcus, bacillus of Friedlnder, colon bacillus, and Bacillus pyocyaneus may be met in chronic middle-ear disease.
It is probably caused by two micro-organisms living in symbiosis—one a fusiform bacillus, the other a long spirillum (Fig. 124).
The usual cause of acute infectious conjunctivitis, especially in cities, seems to be the Koch-Weeks bacillus.
In such cases the diphtheria bacillus remains in the patient's mouth for some time—from a few days to weeks.

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