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Today we’ll be covering Innate Immunodeficiencies, going along with this month’s theme, Immunology. If you haven’t listened to our podcast before, each week we have a case-based discussion about a medical topic to help you study for the pediatric medicine board exam. Episodes are released every weekend, and the case is then reviewed and reinforced on social media throughout the week.
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A 12 year-old male presented to the ED for fever and appearing “very ill” according to his mother. On history, the mother states he has had multiple episodes of skin abscesses, sinusitis, and pneumonia since birth. This patient was subsequently admitted to the PICU and diagnosed with an immunodeficiency in the accelerated phase based on a blood smear showing giant azurophilic granules in neutrophils. Unfortunately, he passed away shortly after admission. Which of the following organisms was likely the cause of this child’s death?
- Neisseria meningitidis
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Epstein-Barr Virus
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