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October 1984

Pyogenic Meningitis Manifesting During Therapy for Aeromonas hydrophila Sepsis

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center, and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and the Department of Medicine, Rose Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(10):2078-2079. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.04400010205036

• Pyogenic meningitis became apparent on the third day of ampicillin and gentamicin therapy for Aeromonas hydrophila sepsis in a patient with severe alcoholic hepatitis. The patient responded clinically to therapy with intravenous cefotaxime sodium and gentamicin sulfate. Antibiotic therapy that provides adequate CSF concentrations should be considered in the treatment of patients with Aeromonas sepsis.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:2078-2079)