The image below is a pap smear taken from a lady with IUCD, identify the organism?
Image shows Clusters of Actinomyces-like organisms in the pap smear.
Actinomyces are gram-positive, non-acid-fast filamentous bacteria that are normally seen in cervical smears of women who have an IUCD.
The bacteria are pseudo-filamentous aggregates that can present in many shapes and sizes. They have a dusty appearance leading to it being colloquially named ‘dust bunny’