Treatments for Legionnaires' disease


Treatment list for Legionnaires' disease: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Legionnaires' disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Legionnaires' disease discussion: It is the most often treated with the antibiotic drug Erythromycin.1

Erythromycin is the antibiotic currently recommended for treating persons with Legionnaires' disease. In severe cases, a second drug, rifampin, may be used in addition. Other drugs are available for patients unable to tolerate erythromycin. 2

1. excerpt from Legionnaires' Disease: NIEHS_1
2. excerpt from Legionellosis (General): DBMD

Last revision: May 30, 2003

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