Guidelines
Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial Meningitis

Note

Lumbar puncture essential

  • Guidelines are provided to assist in selection of appropriate initial empiric therapy, they are not intended to be all-inclusive and may be modified according to individual patient requirements
  • For further advice and recommendations, contact a physician from the division of infectious diseases

First Choice Treatment

PLUS

Load and target maintenance to AUC24 400-600

PLUS

Dexamethasone 0.15mg/kg IV Q6H

WITH OR WITHOUT

If >50 y/o or presence of risk factors for Listeria monocytogenes

Anaphylaxis to Cephalosporins

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