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August 16, 1952

MENINGITIS DUE TO KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE: REPORT OF TWO CASES, WITH THE USE OF STREPTOKINASE AND STREPTODORNASE IN ONE CASE

Author Affiliations

Fairfield, Ala.
From the Pediatric Department Lloyd Noland Hospital.

JAMA. 1952;149(16):1471-1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.72930330012009g
Abstract

In a recent article by Thompson and associates,1 the rarity of meningitis due to Klebsiella pneumoniae was emphasized. These authors, in a comprehensive review of the literature, found only 118 cases, to which they added 1 case of their own. We wish to add two cases of meningitis due to K. pneumoniae diagnosed at the Lloyd Noland Hospital and to discuss the use of streptokinase and streptodornase in the management of one case.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  I. F. B., a 2-year-old white girl, was admitted to the Lloyd Noland Hospital on Nov. 7, 1946, in a comatose state. The history revealed that the child had been well until the previous day, when fever with occasional vomiting developed. The child was examined by a local physician on the morning of admission. A diagnosis of "sore throat" was made and a sulfonamide drug prescribed. After taking approximately 0.5 gm.

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