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Doctors for Leptospirosis in Chickballapur, Hubli-Dharwad
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Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria (Leptospira interrogans) that produce a wide range of symptoms that may occur in phases, some patients may develop kidney or liver failure, respiratory failure, meningitis or even death. The disease is spread by the urine of infected animals, the bacteria can survive in the water and soil for months. The disease is most common in temperate and tropical climates.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would examine the above symptoms and run a few blood tests to check the infestation of this bacteria.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS TREATED?
Treatment involves administering antibiotics such as penicillin G, ampicillin, amoxicillin and doxycycline. Glucose and salt solution is also advised and dialysis in severe conditions.
DID YOU KNOW?
About 7 to 10 million people are infected with leptospirosis annually worldwide.