Treatment of tularemia with ciprofloxacin

  • O. Scheel
  • R. Reiersen
  • T. Hoel

DOI: 10.1007/BF01961860

Cite this article as:
Scheel, O., Reiersen, R. & Hoel, T. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (1992) 11: 447. doi:10.1007/BF01961860


A case of tularemia which occurred after close contact with a cat is presented. After unsuccessful amoxicillin treatment, a two-week course of doxycycline was given whereupon the patient responded well. However, the patient relapsed shortly after and was then given ciprofloxacin for two weeks. The patient then recovered completely. Clinical trials are needed in order to establish whether a quinolone could be the drug of choice for treatment of tularemia.

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Scheel
    • 1
  • R. Reiersen
    • 2
  • T. Hoel
    • 3
  1. 1.Norwegian Defence Microbiological LaboratoryOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of MedicineRogaland Central HospitalStavangerNorway
  3. 3.Department of BacteriologyNational Institute of Public HealthOsloNorway

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