Emergency Treatment of Suspected Menigococcal Septicaemia in Children

If you suspect meningococcal septicaemia the emergency treatment is:

IM Benzylpenicillin

Consult the BNF but as a guide:

Age < 1year: IM Benzylpenicillin 300mg

Age 1 – 10years:  IM Benzylpenicillin 600mg

Age >10years: IM Benzylpenicillin 1200mg

 

 

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