Gram Positive Cocci
A 3-year-old is diagnosed with bacterial menin-gitis. Cerebrospinal fluid grows out gram-positive cocci in short chains and diplococci. This is most likely to be which of the following? (AIIMS Nov 2011)
|A||Group B Streptococci|
a. Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for 10-20 percent of meningitis cases in children ages 1 month to 15 years.
b. Neisseria meningitidis range from 25-40 percent, whereas Haemophilus influenzae may be involved in 40-60 percent.
c. Group A and B Streptococci appear to be involved only 2-4 percent of the time.
d. Under the conditions described above, Streptococcus pneumoniae would be the most likely etiologic agent.