USMLE step 2 Mcq 61:A neonate on the 5th day of life was diagnosed to have developed severe meningitis

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A neonate on the 5th day of life was diagnosed to have developed severe meningitis. Serology of the CSF revealed that the causative organism was Haemophilus influenza. The neonate was started on chloramphenicol. After 36hrs the neonate started vomiting, and became flaccid. The baby was also found to be hypothermic.
These symptoms are result of the neonate having an immature

a) hepatic function
b) immune system
c) renal tubule system
d) hypothalamic regulatory system
e) peripheral neurological system


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