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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.


Leptospirosis Human ARDS Steroids Case report Oman.

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B, J., Abid, F. B., Balkhair, A., Alkaabi, J. K., Al-Rawas, O. A., George, J., & Al-Zeedy, K. (2013). Severe Pulmonary Involvement in Leptospirosis : Alternate antibiotics and systemic steroids. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 13(2), 318–322. Retrieved from

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