African Tick Bite Fever Treated Successfully With Rifampin in a Patient With Doxycycline Intolerance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

African tick bite fever is the most commonly encountered travel-associated rickettsiosis, occurring in as many as 5% of travelers returning from rural subequatorial Africa. This case report illustrates that rifampin represents an effective alternative to doxycycline for treatment of African tick bite fever in some selective situations.

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Cited Authors

  • Strand, A; Paddock, CD; Rinehart, AR; Condit, ME; Marus, JR; Gillani, S; Chung, IH; Fowler, VG

Published Date

  • October 16, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1582 - 1584

PubMed ID

  • 28505276

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5850440

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cid/cix363


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States