Leptospirosis – Treatment

Leptospirosis can be treated with penicillin and tetracyclin. The treatment should be initiated in the early stage of the disease to be effective.

Penicillin intravenously (IV) 1-2million units, 6th hourly for 7 days is given for serious cases. Mild Jarisch Herxheimar reaction may occur.

Prophylaxis:

Doxycyclin 200mg orally once a week is given as a prophylactic measure.

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