HENRY HOPKINS, M.D.; L. C. HATCH, M.D.; H. P. SCHENCK, M.D.; D. S. PEPPER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Prior to the introduction of the sulfonamide group of drugs, pneumococcic meningitis was almost invariably fatal. Prior to 1937 there were 185 reported cures. Since the introduction of these drugs, there have been more than that number of reported cures. We have recently used sulfapyridine and sulfathiazole in the treatment of a patient who had three attacks of pneumococcic meningitis following acute sinusitis. We have been unable to find any similar case reported. Elvidge and Roseman1 used sulfapyridine successfully in treating a patient who had three attacks of meningitis following a skull fracture. Craddock and Bowers'2 patient had four episodes
HOPKINS H, HATCH LC, SCHENCK HP, PEPPER DS. RECURRENT PNEUMOCOCCIC MENINGITIS TREATED WITH SULFONAMIDES: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:333–339. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-2-333
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(2):333-339.
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