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
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Noble RC. 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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