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osteomyelitis <4 mo: nafcillin or oxacillin + cftazidime or cefepime others: nafcillin or oxacillin
encephalitis acyclovir until results return, then use DOC for etiologic agent
meningitis neonate: ampicillin + cefotaxime child/adult: ceftriaxone or cefotaxime + dexamethasone + vancomycine >50 yo, alcoholic, immunocompromised, severe debilitating comorbid dz: (same as child/adult) + ampicillin
meningitis prophylaxis of close contacts if H. influenzae: rifampin if N. meningitidis: rifampin or ceftriaxone or ciprofloxacin
otitis externa ofloxacin drops or polymyxin + neomycin + hydrocortisone drops or ciprofloxacin + hydrocortisone drops
Created by: cschen38