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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 78

The following drugs are used in the treatment of Legionnaires' disease:
True a. rifampicin
False b. gentamicin
True c. erythromycin
True d. ciprofloxacin
True e. azithromycin

Erythromycin is the drug of choice and is supplemented by rifampicin in severe cases. Azithromycin is a newer macrolide antibiotic with a similar spectrum to erythromycin.

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