Emergency Treatment of Suspected Menigococcal Septicaemia – Questions

These questions are on drug doses in suspected menigococcal septicaemia. For the reference guide check here (and always check the BNF)

 

1Q: For a 2year old child with a fever and a rapidly spreading purpuric rash, what medication would you prescribe, what dose and what route?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1A: Benzylpenicillin IM, 600mg

 

 

2Q: For a child with suspected menigococcal septicaemia age 14years, what would you prescribe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2A: IM Benzylpenicillin 1200mg

 

 

3Q: For a 6month old baby with suspected menigitis, what would you prescribe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A: IM Benzylpenicillin 300mg

 

 

4Q: For a 5 and a half year old child with purpuric rash and fever and vomiting what would you prescribe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4A: IM Benzylpenicillin 600mg