Which antibiotics are used in the treatment of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis due to cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Somewhat paradoxically, patients with AIDS and bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis frequently respond to a variety of commonly used antibiotics. Response to erythromycin, isoniazid, rifampin, doxycycline, and ethambutol is reported by Koehler et al. [68, 69] If an immunocompromised patient has treatment relapse, then prolonged treatment (4-6 mo) is recommended, although this is based on anecdotal data.


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