Title

Vancomycin Should Be Part of Empiric Therapy for Suspected Bacterial Meningitis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-11-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piy121

Abstract

The use of empiric vancomycin plus a third-generation cephalosporin for suspected bacterial meningitis has been recommended since 1997. Although the prevalence of ceftriaxone-nonsusceptible pneumococcal meningitis has decreased, vancomycin should still be included as empiric therapy for bacterial meningitis.

Journal Title

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

187

Last Page

188

MeSH Keywords

Anti-Bacterial Agents; Ceftriaxone; Cephalosporins; Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial; Drug Therapy, Combination; Humans; Meningitis, Bacterial; Meningitis, Pneumococcal; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Vancomycin

Keywords

Streptococcus pneumoniae; bacterial meningitis; pediatric; vancomycin

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