Sunday, September 18, 2016

Antibiotics for Listeria monocytogenes infection

Mini Q&A for the day!

What is the drug of choice for Listeria monocytogenes meningitis?

Ampicillin.

What is the drug of choice for penicillin allergic patients?

TMP SMX for penicillin allergic patients.

What drugs do you use empirically for treatment of meningitis? When do you use ampicillin?

Ceftriaxone
Vancomycin
Add ampicillin for Listeria monocytogenes (Especially in elderly, neonate, immunocompromised.)

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