Online Treatment Advisor

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Plague - Online Treatment Advisor


Treatment of plague

For children, streptomycin (30 mg/kg per day in 2 or 3 divided doses, given intramuscularly) is the treatment of choice in most cases. Gentamicin in standard doses for age given intramuscularly or intravenously is an equally effective alternative to streptomycin.

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For how many days has the fever, cough or enlarged lymph gland or other symptom been present?

How old is the patient?

Does the patient have fever? 

Yes No

Does the patient have cough?

Yes No

Does the patient have rapid breathing?

Yes No

Has the patient been coughing blood? Yes    No 

Sara J. Thompson, MD

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