How long do you take antibiotics for bacterial meningitis?

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Duration of treatment and choice of antibiotic

For S pneumoniae and H influenzae, 10–14 days treatment is generally recommended while for N meningitidis a seven day course is sufficient. In Listeria monocytogenes and group B streptococcal meningitis, antibiotics should be given for 14–21 days.

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