Chemoprophylaxis for meningococcal meningitis

Chemoprophylaxis for meningococcal meningitis

When is chemoprophylaxis for meningococcal meningitis appropriate, and what antimicrobials can be used? 

Every person sleeping in the same house and those contacts engaging in saliva exchanging oropharyngeal secretions should undergo chemoprophylaxis.

  • Rifampin: adults, infants
  • Ciprofloxacin: adults
  • Ceftriaxone: adults, children
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