Chapter 70. Central Nervous System Infections
A 73-year-old patient with a documented allergy to sulfa agents (bronchoconstriction) should receive which antimicrobial(s) for listeriosis treatment?
D. Vancomycin plus gentamicin
Which patient would be assumed to be at the highest risk of meningococcal meningitis?
A. 4-year-old attending daycare
B. 34-year-old pregnant woman
C. 78-year-old hospital volunteer
D. 19-year-old college sophomore
Which of the following antibiotic therapy should be used for pneumococcal meningitis in a patient with a severe, Type 1 allergy to penicillins and cephalosporins?
Meningococcal vaccine is recommended in which of the following patients:
B. 67-year-old woman with diabetes
C. 5-year-old attending daycare
D. 12-year-old attending public school
Which of the following antimicrobial agents should be considered in empirical therapy of postneurosurgical meningitis?
What is the agent of choice for maintenance therapy in cryptococcal meningitis in a patient with a CD4+ count of 33 cells/mm3 (33 × 106/L)?
A. Lipid formulation of amphotericin
What is the primary reason for inclusion of vancomycin in empiric treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial meningitis?
A. Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
B. Treatment of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
C. Treatment of drug-resistant Neisseria meningitidis
D. Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE)
Which of the following ...