ROY T. STEIGBIGEL, M.D.
To the editor: The recent review of cephaloridine by Dr. G. L. Mandell (Ann Intern Med 79:561-565, 1973) discusses the probable lack of effectiveness of cephalothin in the treatment of bacterial meningitis. However, two reports (1, 2) are cited in which pneumococcal meningitis is successfully treated with cephaloridine. It should be emphasized that in both of these reports cephaloridine was administered intrathecally to all patients, either daily or on alternate days for at least 1 week. In evaluating cephaloridine for the treatment of pneumococcal meningitis we should consider that intrathecal treatment was used in these studies, which is a route
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
STEIGBIGEL RT. Cephaloridine. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-277_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):277.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only