JAMES A. EVANS, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.; SYLVESTER N. WELSH, M.D.
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In the treatment of any form of meningitis it is of utmost importance to bring our medication in as great a concentration and as close proximity as possible to the greatest area of disease. Intra-spinous was the first improvement over intravenous therapy in this direction and combined with the latter is often successful in the treatment of meningococcus meningitis. The next step was intra-cisternal injections1, then intra-ventricular, and finally intra-arachnoid injections together with various combinations of these methods. All of these procedures often fail when plastic exudates have caused sub-arachnoid blocks.
Hirsch, Myerson and Halloran2 first used intra-carotid injections of
EVANS JA, WELSH SN. Treatment of Septic Meningitis by Intra-Carotid Serum Therapy*†: Report of Two Cases of Pneumococcus Meningitis and One of Meningococcus Meningitis. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1308–1312. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-10-1308
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(10):1308-1312.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Streptococcal Infections.
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