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1

Which antibiotics would you use for bacterial meningitis?

IV ceftriaxone, PLUS
IV dexamethasone

2

Which antibiotics would you use for bacterial meningitis if the patient has a true penicillin allergy?

IV chloramphenicol, PLUS
IV dexamethasone

3

For how long would you give antibiotics in bacterial meningitis?

Meningococcal infection: 7 days

Pnemococcal infection: 14 days

Listeria infection: 21 days