Skip to main content

Table 2 Antibiotics recommended by local health authority (LHA) for post-exposure prophylaxis of different categories of invasive meningococcal disease contacts, Survey of 34 LHA, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2013

From: Public health management of invasive meningococcal disease in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2012: adherence to guidance and estimation of resources required as determined in a survey of local health authorities

  LHAs recommending antibiotic
  Rifampicin Ciprofloxacin Ceftriaxone i.m. Other [which]
Contact category n N % n N % n N % n N %
Infants 28 29 97 1 29 3 - - - 1 30 3 [unspecified]
Toddlers 30 30 100 1* 30 3 2* 30 7 - - -
School children (5–11 years) 30 30 100 5* 30 17 - - - - - -
Adolescents (12–17 years) 28 30 93 4** 30 13 7* 30 23 - - -
Adults 16 30 53 27 30 90 3‡ 30 10 - - -
Pregnant women 1 30 3 1 30 3 27 30 90 1 30‡‡ 3 [azithromycin]
  1. n = number of LHAs recommending this antibiotic; N = total number of LHAs responding to question; *in addition to rifampicin; **2/4 in addition to rifampicin; †13/16 in addition to ciprofloxacin, thus 3 (10%) recommended only rifampicin; ‡ in addition to ciprofloxacin; ‡‡in addition to ceftriaxone.