JOSEPH S. FEIBUSH, M.D.; E. J. MURPHY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; A. LUBART, M.D.
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Despite numerous recent optimistic reports concerning the rate of cure in pneumococcal meningitis, a review of 22 adult cases observed at the Morrisania City Hospital from 1943 through June, 1951, resulted in a more pessimistic and guarded prognosis. Although the almost 100 per cent mortality of this disease in the presulfonamide era is well documented, it is of particular interest to note that the cases herein presented were all treated with combined penicillin and sulfonamides. Despite this, 15 patients died, leaving a gross mortality rate of approximately 70 per cent, which is in sharp contrast to a 73 per cent
FEIBUSH JS, MURPHY EJ, LUBART A. PNEUMOCOCCAL MENINGITIS IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:65–74. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-1-65
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(1):65-74.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Streptococcal Infections.
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