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June 1989

Pefloxacin Treatment of Meningitis Caused by Gram-negative Bacteria

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Diseases Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University Medical School, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(6):1314-1316. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390060054011

• Ten patients with acute meningitis caused by gram-negative bacteria were treated with pefloxacin intravenously for a mean period of 10 days. Eight patients responded clinically to pefloxacin treatment, and the causative organisms were eradicated from the cerebrospinal fluid in 9 of the 10 patients. Pefloxacin may offer a new, efficacious, and safe therapy for gram-negative meningitis.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1314-1316)

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