Treatment of Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System

  • Gary D. Overturf

Abstract

Infection of the central nervous system (CNS) represents a medical emergency. Accurate bacteriologic diagnosis is imperative so that specific antimicrobial therapy can be administered. Reduction of mortality is directly related to the specificity of treatment, and many aspects of morbidity may also depend upon the timely employment of specific antibiotics. The CNS represents a special case in practical pharmacology since drug must be delivered to a sequestered anatomic site in bactericidal concentrations at the earliest possible time after administration.

Keywords

Penicillin Staphylococcus Metronidazole Palmitate Inulin 

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