Mannu, a 4 year child who previously was healthy develops bacterial meningitis. Assuming no specific contraindications, which of the following is the drug of choice? (AIPG 2011)
Penicillins were used in the treatment of meningitis because of their ability to pass across an inflamed blood-brain barrier. The third-generation cephalosporin, ceftriaxone, is preferred because it is effective against -lactamase producing strains of H. influenzae that may cause meningitis in children.