Severe pulmonary involvement in leptospirosis: Alternate antibiotics and systemic steroids

B. Jayakrishnan, Fatma Ben Abid, Abdullah Balkhair, Juma K. Al-Kabbi, Omar A. Al-Rawas, Jojy George, Khalfan Al-Zeedy

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Pulmonary complications in leptospirosis, though common, are often unrecognized in a non-endemic area. We report here a patient with leptospirosis and severe pulmonary involvement who was treated with meropenem (1 g every 8 hours), moxifloxacin (400 mg once daily), and high doses of corticosteroids. Systemic steroids were continued for 3 months because of persistent pulmonary lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2013



  • Case report
  • Human ARDS
  • Leptospirosis
  • Oman
  • Steroids

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  • Medicine(all)

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