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How is legionnaires' disease treated?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
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In brief: Antibiotics

The most common ones are from the class of quinolones (levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, gemifloxacin) or newer macrolides (azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin).
The antibiotics used most frequently have been Levofloxacin and azithromycin.

In brief: Antibiotics

The most common ones are from the class of quinolones (levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, gemifloxacin) or newer macrolides (azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin).
The antibiotics used most frequently have been Levofloxacin and azithromycin.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics used to treat legionaires' disease include erythromycin, azithromycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, Moxifloxacin and clarithromycin.
If the patient is severely ill they are hospitalized and given supportive care.

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics used to treat legionaires' disease include erythromycin, azithromycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, Moxifloxacin and clarithromycin.
If the patient is severely ill they are hospitalized and given supportive care.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. John Leander Po
The hunt for the source of infection is also important, so it can be eliminated and prevent re-infection or an outbreak.
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