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Plague  Lesson 5
 Medical Management

Contained Casualty Setting

Adult Preferred choices:

  • Streptomycin - 1g IM BID
  • Gentamicin - 5 mg/kg IM or IV OD or 2 mg/kg loading dose followed by 1.7 mg/kg IM or IV TID

Adult Alternative choices:

  • Doxycycline - 100 mg IV BID or 200 mg IV OD
  • Ciprofloxacin - 400 mg IV BID
  • Chloramphenicol - 25 mg/kg IV QID§

Children Preferred choices:

  • Streptomycin - 15 mg/kg IM BID (maximum daily dose 2 g)
  • Gentamicin - 2.5 mg/kg IM or IV TID§

Children Alternative choices:

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