What is the regimen for rifampin in the treatment of 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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Normal doses of rifampin are 10-20 mg/kg/d orally every 12-24 hours, not to exceed 600 mg/d. Rifampin can cause hepatitis, particularly with underlying liver damage. Gastrointestinal, hematologic, and neurologic adverse effects are reported.


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