What are the medical treatments for leptospirosis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Treatment for leptospirosis consists of empiric antibiotic therapy. In general, antibiotic therapy should be effective against leptospirosis and against the other pathogens considered in the differential diagnoses. If renal failure ensues, corticosteroids may be considered. Additional supportive care may include inotropic agents, diuretics, or ophthalmic drops. Currently, no human vaccine against leptospirosis is available.


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