Follow-up of prospective randomized trial of ampicillin or chloramphenicol versus moxalactam treatment of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis

Sheldon L. Kaplan, Sally K. Mason, Edward O. Mason, Mary Murphy, E. O'Brian Smith

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Abstract

In a prospective randomized trial, moxalactam administered to 66 children was compared with ampicillin or chloramphenicol given to 68 children for the treatment of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis. Acute morbidity and mortality rates were equivalent between the two treatment groups. At 2 years after discharge, the results of psychologic tests (Bayley Scales of Infant Development or McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities) were also equivalent between the two treatment groups for patients remaining in the study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-798
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume112
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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