Pneumococcal Meningitis

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Vancomycin is typically included in empiric regimens for meningitis to cover resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae along with a third generation cephalosporin.

A third generation cephalosporin or penicillin alone may be options for treatment of pneumococcal meningitis once susceptibility is known.


Redbook. Section 3: Summaries of Infectious Diseases › P Pneumococcal Infections