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H.Flu Meningitis

Discussion in 'Step I' started by dyspareunia, May 21, 2014.

  1. dyspareunia

    dyspareunia

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    FA says Rifampin prophylaxis in close contacts. Is this only necessary for meningitis? Or do other H.Flu infections require prophylaxis too?
     
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  3. Diggidy

    Diggidy 7+ Year Member

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    I believe you've misread. It's to prophylax against Neisseria meningitidis AND H. Influenza B exposure.
     
  4. dyspareunia

    dyspareunia

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    I think you misread my question. Rifampin prophylaxis for close contacts of H.Flu infections or ONLY H.flu meningitis. I don't care about Rifampin use for other infections (i.e. meningococcus)
     
  5. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! Administrator Physician 5+ Year Member

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    It's prophylaxis for people exposed to H. flu, not just for people exposed to people with H. flu meningitis.
     
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  6. Diggidy

    Diggidy 7+ Year Member

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    Since you want to get snarky...

    Why on earth would it matter if they had meningitis compared to epiglottitis or pneumonia? It's the same bacteria and you treat exposure the same way.
     

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