How is bartonellosis caused by B quintana infection treated?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: Kassem A Hammoud, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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For bacteremia or trench fever, patients should be administered a trial of doxycycline 100 mg orally twice daily for at least 4 weeks. A longer duration of therapy should be considered in immunocompromised patients. In addition, when the liver or other organs are involved, the duration of therapy is typically longer.


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