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MRCP Part 1 Question of the Day

Try today's Question of the Day and test your knowledge.

Questions include exam themes similar to the May 2014 MRCP Part 1 exam.

A 30-year-old schoolteacher is admitted with headache, photophobia and neck stiffness.

His temperature is 39.0°C, pulse rate 120 beats/min and he has no skin rash or focal neurological signs. His Glasgow coma scale is 15/15.

 A CT scan shows no contraindication to lumbar puncture. CSF is obtained and Gram stain shows Gram positive cocci, subsequent culture confirms a pneumococcal meningitis.

What chemoprophylaxis should be offered to his pupils?

(Please select 1 option)

Azithromycin
Ceftriaxone
Ciprofloxacin
No chemoprophylaxis required
Rifampicin


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