spectinomycin

Thomas Burmeister tburmei at gwdg.de
Wed Mar 19 03:01:32 EST 1997


In article <199703190250.VAA29243 at pop.cybernex.net>,
yersinia at GATE.CYBERNEX.NET (Yersinia) wrote:

You wrote:

>Could this be used against Neisseria meningitidis also? I mean, if it 
>works against N. gonorrhoeae...? Are N. meningitidis and N. gonorrhoeae 
>closely enough related?

The problem is that aminoglycoside-antibiotics do not pass the blood-brain-
barrier very well so in case of meningitis caused by meningococci they would
have no great effect.
Againt meningococcal meningitis one would use Penicillin G or a third
generation cefalosporin like Ceftriaxon.

Thomas Burmeister



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