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The use of imipenem-cilastatin in neonatal meningitis caused by Citrobacter diversus.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Publication Date
Volume
82
Issue
6-7
Pages
530–532
Identifiers
PMID: 8338984
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Citrobacter diversus is a cause of severe meningitis in neonates and infants. It is unique in its propensity to produce brain abscesses that play an important role in the poor prognosis associated with this condition. The recommended therapeutic regimen of third-generation cephalosporines, aminoglycosides and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is usually disappointing. We describe the use of imipenemcilastatin in successfully treating Citrobacter diversus meningitis complicated by brain abscesses.

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