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Bacteria Short gram negative rods in the CSF!

A Gram stain smear of spinal fluid from a 2- year-old child reveals short gram-negative rods. Which of the following most likely is the organism?

A) A. israelii
B) B. fragilis
C) E. coli
D) H. influenzae
E) L. monocytogenes
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D) H. influenzae
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H influenzae causes meningitis in lower age groups from 0 to 2
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a gram negative rod should be C) E. coli
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sorry didn't pay attention to the age yes it is H.influenza
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D.H influenza
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Correct Answer H. influenzae

the correct answer is H.influenzae as it small polymorphic rod shaped gram negative and it is the main cause of nonvaccinated children up to 2 years with meningitis
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