How is bartonellosis caused by B bacilliformis infection treated?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: Kassem A Hammoud, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Chloramphenicol has been established as therapy in developing countries, but ciprofloxacin or doxycycline could be used.

If the initial phase (Oroya fever) is not treated, mortality can be higher than 40%. [44]

Duration of therapy should be at least 1 week, and longer courses may be required.


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