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November 1979

Antimicrobial Selection for Meningitis in Young Infants

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(11):1132-1133. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130110040004

• Organisms causing community-acquired meningitis in the first four months of life were reviewed. Species of Streptococcus and Enterobacteriaceae were preponderant in the neonatal period, whereas S pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae were preponderant after the first month of life. The Enterobacteriaceae, other than Salmonella, were not associated with meningitis after one month of age. Implications for antimicrobial selection were considered.

(Am J Dis Child 133:1132-1133, 1979)

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