Gram Negative Bacilli
An aerobic, oxidase positive organism is isolated from the sputum of a 12-year-old cystic fibrosis patient with pneumonia and lung abscesses. On culture the
organisms have a "fruity" odor and form greenish colonies. The etiologic agent of the respiratory tract infection is most likely to be which of the following?
All of the options are potential etiological agents for pneumonias in humans.
The laboratory descriptions of the organism best fits Pseudomonas aeruginosa: aerobic, oxidase positive, fruity odor and green pigment