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December 31, 1927

TYPHOID MENINGITIS IN A TWO MONTHS OLD BABY

Author Affiliations

Providence, R. I. Resident at the City Hospital

JAMA. 1927;89(27):2257. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690270001007
Abstract

Typhoid meningitis is a rare complication of typhoid. There have been only thirty-three cases of typhoid meningitis reported in the literature. Statistics of the medical clinic of the Johns Hopkins Hospital show that out of 2,768 cases of typhoid there have been five cases of typhoid meningitis. In making a rather careful review of the literature I have been able to find only thirty cases of general meningitis in infants under 3 months old. Out of these, three cases occurred in infants from 6 to 8 weeks old, the great majority being due, in the order of frequency, to B. coli, streptococcus, meningococcus, pneumococcus and the tubercle bacillus. There was only one case of paratyphoid meningitis in children under 1 year. This patient was 7 months of age and originally had meningococcus meningitis, but the paratyphoid bacillus appeared in the fluid during the

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Applebaum:  Arch. Pediat. 42:607, 1925.
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Zinsser: Textbook of Bacteriology, 1927, p. 561.
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