Meningitis becomes resistant to drugsBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.902b (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:902
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
An organism that causes meningitis is becoming resistant to the drug that is most often used to treat the disease in developing countries.
Scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris have reported that drug resistant strains of type B Neisseria meningitidis, the most frequent cause of meningitis, were found in 11 patients in Vietnam and one patient in France between 1987 and 1996 (New England Journal of Medicine1998;339:868-74).