JAMES S. SWEENEY; JOHN T. LESLIE
The prognosis in cases of pneumococcic meningitis has improved considerably since the advent of the sulfonamides and still more so since penicillin.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 The mortality rate, however, continues to be quite high. Very few individual cases or series of cases treated with penicillin or penicillin and sulfa drugs have been reported. It is anticipated that as more cases are reported and thus more experience gained, further improvement in methods of treatment will follow and in turn a material reduction will result in both mortality and morbidity.
A 22 year old white soldier
SWEENEY JS, LESLIE JT. PNEUMOCOCCIC MENINGITIS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH PENICILLIN AND SULFADIAZINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:705–707. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-4-705
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(4):705-707.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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