Penicillin Resistant Pneumococcal Meningitis in Paediatric Trauma Patient
Dr. Purva Mathur,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi-110029, India.
Pneumococcal meningitis is a life-threatening infection, requiring prompt diagnosis and effective treatment. The approach to therapy in patients with pneumococcal meningitis has changed considerably over the past 20 years because of emerging penicillin resistant pneumococcal meningitis. We report a case of Penicillin resistant pneumococcal meningitis in a six-year-old child after skull trauma injury. The patient responded well to injection ceftriaxone and injection vancomycin therapy and recovered completely without sequelae.