MCQ – 87971

Question

A 5-year-old boy has been irritable for the past 2 days and has complained of an earache for the past 5 days. On physical examination, he has a temperature of 39.1°C. Laboratory examination of the CSF from a lumbar punctureshows numerous neutrophils, slightly increased protein level, and decreased glucose concentration. On Gram staining of the CSF, which of the following is most likely to be seen microscopically?


A.

No organisms

B.

Gram-positive cocci

C.

Gram-negative diplococci

D.

Short Gram-positive rods

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