Purulent meningitis in childhood caused by Haemophilus influenzae with ampicillin and chloramphenicol resistance

Rockstroh, T.; Noack, R.; Scholz, H.

Kinderarztliche Praxis 57(6): 271-275


ISSN/ISBN: 0023-1495
PMID: 2770124
Accession: 041140491

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A report is given on two children suffering from meningitis caused by ampicillin- and chloramphenicol-resistent Haemophilus influenzae. Since effective therapy has been started with delay, recovery was affected with complications. The need for the early determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations and detection of beta-lactamase-production is emphasized as well as for repeated measurement of C-reactive protein in serum. Cefotaxime is recommended in case of presence of resistent Haemophilusstrains.