What diet modifications are needed during 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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In mild cases, patients should be encouraged to maintain adequate fluid intake to avoid volume depletion. In more severe cases, diets appropriate for the clinical picture should be ordered (eg, electrolyte and protein restriction in cases of renal insufficiency). Patients with hypotension or clinical shock should not be fed enterally until adequate perfusion is restored.


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