Vancomycin Should Be Part of Empiric Therapy for Suspected Bacterial Meningitis.
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.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Anti-Bacterial Agents; Ceftriaxone; Cephalosporins; Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial; Drug Therapy, Combination; Humans; Meningitis, Bacterial; Meningitis, Pneumococcal; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Vancomycin
Streptococcus pneumoniae; bacterial meningitis; pediatric; vancomycin
Olarte L. Vancomycin Should Be Part of Empiric Therapy for Suspected Bacterial Meningitis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019;8(2):187-188. doi:10.1093/jpids/piy121