Robert C. Noble, MD
To the Editors: Delays in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and bacterial meningitis were documented in patients admitted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, a 461-bed teaching hospital. Patients with a positive culture from a cerebrospinal fluid specimen obtained on hospital day 1 were considered to have community-acquired meningitis (1). Infants with meningitis in the first week of life, patients with hospital-acquired meningitis, and patients who previously had received antibiotics were excluded. Patients with a presumed diagnosis of pneumonia were included for study if they were not being treated with antibiotic therapy at the time of admission and if
Robert C. Noble. Delayed Treatment of Pneumonia and Meningitis. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-9-809_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(9):809.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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