SAMUEL J. KING, M.D.
Meningitis due to Friedländer's bacillus, a rare medical entity, was first described with a reported case by Weichselbaum1 in 1888, six years after Friedländer's original description of the organism. In 1931, Rothschild2 found in the American literature only a single case of Friedländer's meningitis and this one ended fatally.3 Rothschild's case, the second American case reported, according to Ransmeier and Major4 is the only incontestable non-fatal case, prior to sulfonamide therapy, of purulent meningitis in which Friedländer's bacillus was recovered from the spinal fluid and adequate details of its bacteriologic identification given. Recovery in this case followed adequate surgical drainage
KING SJ. FRIEDLÄNDER'S BACILLUS MENINGITIS WITH REPORT OF CASE TREATED UNSUCCESSFULLY WITH SULFADIAZINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:272–277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-2-272
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(2):272-277.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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