Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Pediatric Meningitis

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Free board review questions of the week on pediatric meningitis

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This week’s case-based question:

A 9-year-old boy with no past medical history presents with 2 days of headache, vomiting, and fever as high as 104.1°F. When he starts complaining of a stiff neck, his mother takes him to the emergency department. Per his mother, there is no history of recent travel. He is in school, and reportedly several children in his class have been suffering from a gastrointestinal illness.

Lumbar puncture is performed, the results of which are as follows:

Fluid appearance: Clear
Pressure: 80 mm H2O (normal range: 50-80)
Leukocytes: 200/mL (normal range: < 5) with a lymphocyte predominance Protein: 100 mg/dL (normal range: 20-45) Glucose: 60 mg/dL (normal range: > 50)

What central nervous system disorder does this child most likely have?

Answer Options

viral meningitis
bacterial meningitis
tuberculous meningitis
fungal meningitis

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