On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Daniel E. Kates, M.D. wrote:
> ...receive a gram of Rocephin daily...
If you were going to treat a patient with meningitis on an outpatient
basis, would anyone use Chloromycetin (PO chloramphenicol)?
(For those on the list who do not have personal experience or know the
history of this drug, it is the only [as far as I am aware] oral
antibiotic that has been shown to sterilize the CSF).
Jeff Linzer MD MICP
Division of Emergency Medicine
Egleston and Hughes Spalding Children's Hospitals
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