Clinical Pathway for the Care of the Neonate with Myelomeningocele/Myeloschisis

Antibiotics for Infants with Prenatal Closure

Premature Infants <34 weeks gestation

Infants >34 weeks gestation

  Antibiotic Dose
UTI Prophylaxis on Admission Ampicillin 50 mg/kg/dose IV every 24 hours if not on full feeds
Amoxicillin 20 mg/kg/dose po/ng every 24 hours if on full feeds