A Comparative Study of Benzylpenicillin Versus Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Adult Pyogenic Meningitis

Authors

  • A Wazib Clinical Pathologist, Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • MZ Hossain Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • R Hasan Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong
  • MB Alam Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jdmc.v17i2.6583

Keywords:

pyogenic meningitis, benzylpenicillin, ceftriaxone

Abstract

This prospective study was conducted in Dhaka Medical College Hospital during July 2006 to June 2007. 100 patients were included in the study among which forty seven received benzylpenicillin and fifty three was treated with ceftriaxone. The result of this study showed that mortality was similar in both groups but ceftriaxone had better outcome regarding duration of clinical features and hospital-stay.

Key words: pyogenic meningitis; benzylpenicillin; ceftriaxone.

DOI: 10.3329/jdmc.v17i2.6583

J Dhaka Med Coll. 2008; 17(2) : 59-61

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Wazib, A., Hossain, M., Hasan, R., & Alam, M. (2010). A Comparative Study of Benzylpenicillin Versus Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Adult Pyogenic Meningitis. Journal of Dhaka Medical College, 17(2), 59–61. https://doi.org/10.3329/jdmc.v17i2.6583

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