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A 2-year-old child presents with fever, headache, prostration, and nuchal rigidity. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is cloudy, and microscopic examination reveals innumerable neutrophils. The CSF protein is increased, and glucose is decreased. The most likely etiologic agent is:

(A) Escherichia coli.
(B) Haemophilus influenzae.
(C) group B streptococci.
(D) Streptococcus pneumoniae.
(E) Staphylococcus aureus.
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strept pneumoniae?
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grp B streptococci
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6 mos-6 years Streptococcus pneumoniae case bacterial meningitist
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A 2-year-old child presents with fever, headache, prostration, and nuchal rigidity. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is cloudy, and microscopic examination reveals innumerable neutrophils. The CSF protein is increased, and glucose is decreased. The most likely etiologic agent is:

(A) Escherichia coli.
(B) Haemophilus influenzae.
(C) group B streptococci.
(D) Streptococcus pneumoniae.
(E) Staphylococcus aureus.
b..... as age is 2 years i think its hemophilus inlfuenza .... a .. can be other possibilty with e.cloi having k antigen can cause meningitis in young children but i think answer is b
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b..... as age is 2 years i think its hemophilus inlfuenza .... a .. can be other possibilty with e.cloi having k antigen can cause meningitis in young children but i think answer is b
Yup,
I think its Strep Pneumo.

Look at some other threads for reference -
FA UW clash on meningitis causes
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