Initial treatment of bacterial meningitis in Yaounde, Cameroon: theoretical benefits of the ampicillin-chloramphenicol combination versus chloramphenicol alone.


A prospective 6-month study in Yaounde evaluated 49 children aged from 2 months to 8 years, hospitalized with bacterial meningitis. They were randomly assigned to one of two initial treatment groups, either an ampicillin-chloramphenicol combination (group A) or chloramphenicol alone (group B). The majority of patients were infected with Haemophilus… (More)


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