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Progress in Pediatrics
December 1940

MENINGITIS CAUSED BY BACTERIUM COLI ANAEROGENES (ANAEROGENIC COLIFORM ORGANISM)REPORT OF ITS OCCURRENCE IN A THREE WEEK OLD INFANT, WITH TEMPORARY CORTICAL INSULT AND RECOVERY

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(6):1386-1404. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000060146015
Abstract

Since the advent of the sulfonamide group of compounds for use in the therapy of infections, reports of recovery from the nonmeningococcic purulent meningitides, a group of diseases hitherto regarded as almost universally fatal, are coming to be looked on as neither startling nor novel. We are presenting in this paper a report of a case of meningitis caused by an anaerogenic coliform organism in a 3 week old infant in which recovery occurred. In addition, we are reviewing some of the literature on this disease. We feel justified in giving a detailed account of the course of our patient's illness, not only because of its gratifying outcome but because a few of its illustrative features are of more than passing interest. Among the subjects which will be discussed are the probable pathogenesis, the bacteriologic observations, the prognosis and the therapy. Finally, because opportunity was afforded to confirm by both

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