Severe Pulmonary Involvement in Leptospirosis : Alternate antibiotics and systemic steroids

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


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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