Nov 12, 1977

Streptococcus pneumoniae resistant to penicillin and chloramphenicol

Lancet
Peter C AppelbaumR C Cooper

Abstract

Three cases of meningitis and two of septicaemia were caused by pneumococci resistant to the penicillins/cephalosporins and chloramphenicol. No beta-lactamase was demonstrated in any of the organisms. All three patients with meningitis died, but the patients with septicaemia recovered after being given appropriate antibiotic therapy.

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Septicemia
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbial
Meningitis, Pneumococcal, Penicillin-Resistant
Hemorrhagic Septicemia
Cephalosporins
Etiology
Beta-Lactamase
Streptococcal Infections
Penicillins
Meningitis

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