SHERWIN A. KABINS, M.D.
To the editor: In their article "Cephalothin and Cephaloridine for Bacterial Meningitis: An Evaluation" (Ann Intern Med 82:689-693, 1975), Fisher and colleagues review data compiled from the literature and make recommendations for therapy of staphylococcal meningitis in the penicillin allergic patient. In their comprehensive Table 1, which reviews all reported cases of bacterial meningitis treated with cephalothin or cephaloridine, they mistakenly attribute Cases 39 through 42 of pneumococcal meningitis, Case 104 of Klebsiella meningitis, and Case 106 of streptococcal meningitis to an article written by me (1). My article provides data that refers to cephaloridine activity in cerebrospinal fluid and
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KABINS SA. Cephalothin and Cephaloridine Therapy for Bacterial Meningitis. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:428–429. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-428_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):428-429.
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