Interesting concept and I have seen it used in my brief experience in
India. Do you still have any references on this? I recall the
Advantages: PO and IV routes have equal penetration into csf!
1:2000-3000 incidence of idiosyncratic aplastic anemia
"only [as far as I am aware] oral
> antibiotic that has been shown to sterilize the CSF)".
How about Rifampin?
> From: Jeffrey F Linzer <[log in to unmask]>
> 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
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