Treatment of bacterial meningitis

S. A. Plotkin, R. S. Daum, G. S. Giebink, C. B. Hall, M. Lepow, E. K. Marcuse, G. H. McCracken, C. F. Phillips, Gwendolyn B Scott, H. T. Wright, G. Peter, A. R. Hinman, P. Parkman, R. Gold, J. G. Easton

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to review the evidence for efficacy of the new cephalosporin compounds and to provide a basis for determining the most appropriate initial empiric regimen for treating bacterial meningitis in infants and children. For a more complete discussion concerning diagnosis and management of meningitis, the reader is referred to a recently published report by a task force appointed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This report, however, goes beyond that of the task force by indicating the new cephalosporins at first-line drugs for therapy and by recommending shorter duration of treatment for some patients with meningitis. This report will also address the issue of alternative treatment regimens that might facilitate more rapid discharge from the hospital, less costly management, and home care of some patients with meningitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-907
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume81
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Bacterial Meningitides
Meningitis
Advisory Committees
Cephalosporins
Home Care Services
Therapeutics
Pediatrics
Drug Therapy

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Plotkin, S. A., Daum, R. S., Giebink, G. S., Hall, C. B., Lepow, M., Marcuse, E. K., ... Easton, J. G. (1988). Treatment of bacterial meningitis. Pediatrics, 81(6), 904-907.

Treatment of bacterial meningitis. / Plotkin, S. A.; Daum, R. S.; Giebink, G. S.; Hall, C. B.; Lepow, M.; Marcuse, E. K.; McCracken, G. H.; Phillips, C. F.; Scott, Gwendolyn B; Wright, H. T.; Peter, G.; Hinman, A. R.; Parkman, P.; Gold, R.; Easton, J. G.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 81, No. 6, 01.01.1988, p. 904-907.

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Plotkin, SA, Daum, RS, Giebink, GS, Hall, CB, Lepow, M, Marcuse, EK, McCracken, GH, Phillips, CF, Scott, GB, Wright, HT, Peter, G, Hinman, AR, Parkman, P, Gold, R & Easton, JG 1988, 'Treatment of bacterial meningitis', Pediatrics, vol. 81, no. 6, pp. 904-907.
Plotkin SA, Daum RS, Giebink GS, Hall CB, Lepow M, Marcuse EK et al. Treatment of bacterial meningitis. Pediatrics. 1988 Jan 1;81(6):904-907.
Plotkin, S. A. ; Daum, R. S. ; Giebink, G. S. ; Hall, C. B. ; Lepow, M. ; Marcuse, E. K. ; McCracken, G. H. ; Phillips, C. F. ; Scott, Gwendolyn B ; Wright, H. T. ; Peter, G. ; Hinman, A. R. ; Parkman, P. ; Gold, R. ; Easton, J. G. / Treatment of bacterial meningitis. In: Pediatrics. 1988 ; Vol. 81, No. 6. pp. 904-907.
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