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Neonatal meningitis

Summary of Neonatal meningitis
Neonatal meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges that is more common in the neonatal period than any other time in life. Mortality is roughly 50% in developing countries and ranges from 8%-12.5% in developed countries. The most common causes of neonatal meningitis is Group B Streptococci, Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes. symptoms found with neonatal meningitis are fever, poor appetite, anterior fontanelle bulging, seizure, jitteriness, dyspnea, irritability, and anorexia.



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Neonatal meningitis

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A 2-day-old infant girl is brought to the emergency because of lethargy, irritability, and poor feeding for a day. Examination shows a temperature variability ranging from 37.6-39°C (99.6-102.2°F) and a bulging anterior fontanelle. The infant was born via an uneventful vaginal delivery at 33 weeks gestation from a healthy 25-year-old woman, gravida 1, para 1. Which of the following is most likely be found in a cerebrospinal fluid sample from this newborn?