Canterbury DHB

Context

Acute Epiglottitis

Pathogens

Drug Treatment

Empiric

If meningitis is suspected use ceftriaxone and see Meningitis guidelines.

If there is any suspicion of involvement of other structures, follow the deep neck space infections guideline.

amoxicillin+clavulanic acid

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IV 1 g/200 mg every eight hours

Mild penicillin allergy

ceftriaxone

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IV 2 g every 24 hours

Severe penicillin allergy

ciprofloxacin

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IV 400 mg every twelve hours

AND

vancomycin

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See dosing guidelines (use high doses).

Prophylaxis of H. influenzae B (notifiable) - contact Public Health

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Last Updated:

March 2018 (Ear, Nose and Throat)

Next Review Due:

March 2021

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Topic Code: 99223