Imipenem for treatment of relapsing Salmonella meningitis in a newborn infant

Koc E., Turkyilmaz C., Atalay Y., Sen E.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA JAPONICA, vol.39, no.5, pp.624-625, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.1997.tb03653.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.624-625
  • Keywords: imipenem cilastatin, infant, meningitis, Salmonella
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Salmonella meningitis is a rare clinical entity that occurs mainly during early infancy. Treatment of Salmonella infections may be complicated by the bacteria's growing resistance to clinically important antimicrobial agents, especially third-generation cephalosporins. A report is presented of a newborn infant with Salmonella meningitis who relapsed after 4 weeks of cefotaxime treatment and was cured completely with imipenem cilastatin therapy.