Gram Positive Bacilli
A 12 yr old child presents with fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. Oral examination shows a grey membrane on the right tonsil. Which of the following will be ideal for rapid identification of the pathogen; (AIIMS 2012)
|C||Loeffler’s serum slope|
|D||Löwenstein Jensen medium|
The symptoms are suggestive of diphtheria.
For rapid growth, the specimen is inoculated on Loeffler’s serum slope on which C.diphtheriae grow in 6-8 hrs.