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Aztreonam therapy in experimental meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae type b and Escherichia coli K1.

By G H McCracken, Y Sakata and K D Olsen


The penetration of aztreonam into cerebrospinal fluid was 7 to 15% and 9 to 25%, respectively, in experimental Haemophilus influenzae type b and Escherichia coli K1 meningitis. Aztreonam was effective in reducing the number of organisms in cerebrospinal fluid after single-dose and continuous infusion administration, and the median bactericidal titers in cerebrospinal fluid were 1:32 against both meningeal pathogens

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1985
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