Prospective randomized comparison of cefepime and cefotaxime for treatment of bacterial meningitis in infants and children.

@article{SezLlorens1995ProspectiveRC,
  title={Prospective randomized comparison of cefepime and cefotaxime for treatment of bacterial meningitis in infants and children.},
  author={Xavier S{\'a}ez-Llorens and Elizabeth Casta{\~n}o and Rosa Rod{\'e}s Garc{\'i}a and Carmen B{\'a}ez and Mario Arcos P{\'e}rez and F Tejeira and George H Mccracken},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={937-40}
}
Ninety infants and children were prospectively randomized to receive cefepime (n = 43) or cefotaxime (n = 47) for therapy of bacterial meningitis. The two treatment groups were comparable in terms of age, duration of illness before enrollment, history of seizures, clinical status on admission, and etiology. Six (7%) patients died--two treated with cefepime and four treated with cefotaxime. Clinical response, cerebrospinal fluid sterilization, development of complications, antibiotic toxicity… CONTINUE READING

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