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A 44-year-old African-American homeless male alcoholic in Miami is brought to the ER by a friend because he was not eating much for a month and was “acting strangely.” He was febrile, emaciated, lethargic, and disoriented. The cerebrospinal fluid showed 620 white blood cells per mm3, which were all mononuclear, and a low glucose of 24 mg/dL. The Gram stain and fluorochrome stains revealed no organisms.



A. Coccidioidomycosis
B. Cryptococcosis
C. Lyme disease
D. Tuberculosis

This question is part of Block 13 CNS infections MCQs
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: Jan 05, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Dec 20, 2016

Tuberculosis
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