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Flashcards in Meningitis Deck (6)
1

What are 3 drugs that can be used in prophylaxis for contacts of a patient with Neiserria?

Rifampicin
Ciprofloxacin
Ceftriaxone

2

What is the preferred post exposure prophylaxis for Neiserria exposure in pregnancy?

Ceftriaxone
- Rifampicin and Ciprofloxacin contraindicated in pregnancy

3

What is the empiric treatment for meningitis?

Ceftriaxone
Vancomycin

4

Why is Vancomycin included in the empiric treatment for meningitis?

To cover for possible penicillin/cephalosporin resistance of strep pneumoniae while awaiting senstitivites

5

What is the range of MIC that implies strep pneumoniae resistance in meningitis?

MIC greater then 0.16 indicates resistance

6

What is the range of MIC signifies strep pneumoniae resistance in non-CNS infections?

MIC greater then 4 indicates resistance