How are invasive pediatric pneumococcal infections treated?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Meera Varman, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Administer third-generation or fourth-generation parenteral cephalosporins (ceftriaxone, cefotaxime, cefepime).

If a patient is critically ill at presentation or not clinically improving, consider adding vancomycin until susceptibilities are known.


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