When is rifampin indicated in the treatment of septic arthritis?

Updated: Sep 19, 2017
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In MSSA, MRSA, and CoNS prosthetic joint infections in the setting of retained hardware, rifampin should always be used because of its unique ability to penetrate the biofilm in which these pathogens reside.


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