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Injection: Treats serious infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is an antibiotic.

Into the eye: Treats eye infections. This medicine is an antibiotic.

Oral route, Intravenous route, Injection route: Chloramphenicol is used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria.

Otic route: Chloramphenicol belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics.

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Total iron binding capacity

Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test to see if you have too much or too little iron in the blood. Iron moves through the blood attached to a protein called transferrin. This test helps your doctor know how well that protein can carry iron in the blood.

Tests and Treatments - Last reviewed: February 24, 2014

Tularemia

Tularemia is an infection common in wild rodents. It is passed to humans through contact with tissue from the infected animal. It can also be passed by ticks, biting flies, and mosquitoes.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: January 29, 2013

Folic acid - test

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin. This article discusses the test to measure the amount of folic acid in the blood.

Tests and Treatments - Last reviewed: February 18, 2013

Typhus

Typhus is a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: October 6, 2012

RBC count

An RBC count is a blood test that measures how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have.

Tests and Treatments - Last reviewed: February 24, 2014

Meningitis - meningococcal

Meningococcal meningitis is an infection that results in swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: August 15, 2012

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by a type of bacteria carried by ticks.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: May 19, 2013

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of blood cell fragments called platelets.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. Severe aplastic anemia can even cause death.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

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