Initial antibiotic treatment of purulent meningitis in infants 1 to 2 months of age.


The bacterial cause of purulent meningitis in patients younger than 2 months of age was reviewed. Hemophilus influenzae was the most common organism isolated from infants 1 to 2 months of age. Gram-negative enteric organisms were not shown to cause meningitis in this age group in term infants without neonatal complications. Initial antibiotic therapy for… (More)


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