Identification

Author

Heath PT, Nik Yusoff NK, Baker CJ

Title

Neonatal Meningitis

Year

2002

Publication type

Article

Journal

ADC Fetal & Noenatal edition

Created

2015-07-30 17:10:24.650397+00:00

Modified

2016-08-09 20:18:45.685903+00:00

Details

Volume

88

Access

Language

English

URL http://fn.bmjjournals.com/content/88/3/F173.full
DOI

10.1136/fn.88.3.F173

Accessed

2016-07-07

Extended information

Abstract

Twelve years ago an annotation was published in Archives of Disease in Childhood regarding the antibiotic treatment of suspected neonatal meningitis. The authors recommended the use of cephalosporins rather than chloramphenicol and advocated intraventricular aminoglycoside treatment in selected cases. They noted the absence of clinical trials with third generation cephalosporins that showed an improvement in mortality or neurological outcome.