Gram-positive diplococci in a cerebrospinal fluid gram stain Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antimalarials
  • Chloroquine
  • Fever
  • Malaria
  • Plasmodium malariae

abstract

  • © The Author 2016.A 5-month-old girl presented with meningitis after receiving amoxicillin for bilateral otitis media. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Gram stain suggested Streptococcus pneumoniae: Gram-positive diplococci with a surrounding clear area indicative of a bacterial capsule. Her CSF and blood cultures grew penicillin-resistant S pneumoniae serotype 35B. This serotype is not included in the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) and has been identified as a cause of invasive pneumococcal disease in the post-PCV-13 era.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ofid/ofw206

PubMed ID

  • 27699183

Additional Document Info

start page

  • ofw206

volume

  • 3

number

  • 4