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Empiric treatment for all patients All unwell children: start ‘blind’ empiric treatment for:
Other empiric treatment to consider in selected patients Depending on history and clinical features, consider empiric treatment for:
Aciclovir 20 mg/kg iv 8H (age <3m); 500 mg/m2 iv 8H (age 3m-12y); 10 mg/kg iv 8H (age >12y)
IVIG 2 g/kg infusion over 10 hours and aspirin 3-5 mg/kg 24H
Empiric antibiotics as aboveand Clindamycin 10 mg/kg (max 600 mg) iv 8H or5-7.5 mg/kg (max 450 mg) po 6-8Hand IVIG 2 g/kg infusion over 10 hours
Early liaison and discussion with the on-call Infectious Diseases team is also recommended.
See also: Infection control Ebola resourcesEbola virus management policy