empirical treatment

Last reviewed 03/2020

Treatment is with erythromycin or other macrolide e.g. clarithromycin or azithromycin.

    • rifampicin may be required in addition for severe Legionella infections
    • tetracycline is an alternative to erythromycin for the treatment of mycoplasma and chlamydial infections
    • treatment is continued for at least 10-14 days