Flashcards in Meningitis Deck (6)
What are 3 drugs that can be used in prophylaxis for contacts of a patient with Neiserria?
What is the preferred post exposure prophylaxis for Neiserria exposure in pregnancy?
- Rifampicin and Ciprofloxacin contraindicated in pregnancy
What is the empiric treatment for meningitis?
Why is Vancomycin included in the empiric treatment for meningitis?
To cover for possible penicillin/cephalosporin resistance of strep pneumoniae while awaiting senstitivites
What is the range of MIC that implies strep pneumoniae resistance in meningitis?
MIC greater then 0.16 indicates resistance