A six year old with known renal failure on peritoneal dialysis develops fever and chills as well as severe headache.

Question Number 0545

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A six year old with known renal failure on peritoneal dialysis develops fever and chills as well as severe headache. On examination he appears irritable, his eyes are sensitive to light and his pupils are of different size. He is noted to have a purple skin rash. The most appropriate treament would include

a) ceftriaxone
b) combination of ceftriaxone and ampicillin
c) combination of ceftazidime and imipenem
d) single-dose benzathine penicillin G
e) do not administer antibiotics


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