Bacterial meningitis in older neonates

Baumgartner, E.T., Augustine, R. A. and Steele, R. W. (1983) Bacterial meningitis in older neonates. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 137 11: 1052-1054. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140370014005

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Author Baumgartner, E.T.
Augustine, R. A.
Steele, R. W.
Title Bacterial meningitis in older neonates
Journal name American Journal of Diseases of Children   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-922X
Publication date 1983-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140370014005
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 137
Issue 11
Start page 1052
End page 1054
Total pages 3
Place of publication Chicago, IL, United States
Publisher American Medical Association
Language eng
Abstract During a five-year period, 24 patients' conditions (age range, 2 to 6 weeks) were diagnosed, and they were treated for bacterial meningitis. Organisms recovered from the CSF included group B Streptococcus (n = 6), Escherichia coli (n = 5), Listeria monocytogenes (n = 5), Hemophilus influenzae (n = 4), Streptococcus pneumoniae (n = 2), and group D and group A Streptococcus (one each). Initial antimicrobial therapy must include antibiotics that are effective across this spectrum of potential pathogens. Symptoms and signs were often subtle. Six children (25%) experienced major neurologic residua, including five patients (21%) in whom hydrocephalus developed. Ultrasound examination of the head at the end of therapy was an effective technique for early assessment of neurologic sequelae.
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