Gram Positive Bacilli
A baby born at 32 weeks gestation with Apgar scores of 2 and 7 was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. She developed a fever and leukocytosis; lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis with increased protein, decreased glucose, and gram-positive rods. Which one of the following organisms was most likely isolated from the CSF? (AIPG 2012)
a. Neonatal meningitis due to gram positive rods among the above bacteria is due to Listeria monocytogenes.
b. E.coli is a gram-negative rod.
c. Neisseria are gram negative diplococci.
d. Streptococcus is gram positive cocci.