Successful treatment of gram-negative bacillary meningitis with imipenem/cilastatin

Kassandra Rodriguez, Gordon M. Dickinson, Richard L. Greenman

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Abstract

A patient with meningitis caused by a strain of Acinetobacter anitratus that was resistant to all commercially available antibiotics was treated with imipenem/cilastatin administered intravenously in a dose of 1 gm of imipenem every six hours. The minimal inhibitory concentration of imipenem against the isolate was ≤0.04 μg/ml. The patient tolerated the drug well and was cured after 12 days of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-732
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1985

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