What is the role of antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of leptospirosis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antimicrobial therapy is indicated for the severe form of leptospirosis, but its use is controversial for the mild form of leptospirosis. A Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to advocate for or against the use of antibiotics in the therapy for leptospirosis. [44]


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