Table 2

Outcomes from meningitis in children where chloramphenicol or ceftriaxone were given as first line treatment

ChloramphenicolCeftriaxone
No.No. with adverse outcome (%)
(died/severe sequelae)
No.No. with adverse outcome (%) (died/severe sequelae)
Meningitis (all cases)15 048 (32%) (31/17)19653 (27.0%) (29/23)
Hib meningitis (culture or antigen positive)4512 (26.7%) (4/8)6512 (18.5%) (5/7)
Hib meningitis (culture positive)3610 (27.8%) (3/7)5410 (18.5%) (4/6)
Chloramphenicol sensitive Hib meningitis295 (17.2%) (0/5)439 (20.9%) (3/6)
Chloramphenicol resistant Hib meningitis75 (71.4%) (3/2)111 (9.1%) (1/0)