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Outcomes of adults with invasive meningococcal disease with reduced penicillin susceptibility in Auckland 2004-2017.

Abstract

This study provides further support to existing data that has shown that short duration IV beta-lactam treatment is effective for IMD in adults. Only a small number of patients with meningitis caused by an isolate with reduced penicillin susceptibility received benzylpenicillin alone, limiting its evaluation. For Neisseria meningitidis meningitis, we recommend ceftriaxone as empiric treatment and as definitive treatment when this is caused by an isolate with reduced penicillin susceptibility.

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