Two patients with bacterial meningitis were treated successfully with intrathecal gentamicin. Intraventricular instillation of the antibiotic was complicated by seizures and respiratory arrest in 1 patient. Lumbar instillation of gentamicin was uncomplicated in both patients and sterilized their cerebrospinal fluid, whereas comparable doses of polymyxin B failed to do so.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Johns Hopkins Medical Journal|
|State||Published - 1973|
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