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blinkie
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Does anyone know if rifampin is used for anything besides bart?
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According to Dr B's medical guidelines, posted on the ILADS webside, rifampin can potentially be effectrive agaisnt Bart, Lyme, and also Erlichia in combination with doxy I believe.

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Oh interesting Amanda! I hadn't read that.

My LLMD uses rifabutin for Lyme & Bart (BLO), and I'd assume rifampin is similar enough to hit the same infections.

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Yes, it kills chlamydia pneumonia very well. If you get a bad herx you could have cpn as well especially when you find some little red and brownish dots on your skin.
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I thought it worked for Chlamydia Pneumoniae! Thanks for that info.

Every time I take Rifampin, I hack up loads of biofilm. (Pretty, huh?) And I had constant bronchitis before my Lyme diagnosis.

It's the classic drug for Tuberculosis, in case you've got any of that in your mix.

Probably not. I don't think many of us have TB.

But you never know...

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quote:
Originally posted by karenl:
Yes, it kills chlamydia pneumonia very well. If you get a bad herx you could have cpn as well especially when you find some little red and brownish dots on your skin.

Sorry to hijack. What is cpn. I have brown spots on my fore arms. I have showed them to m LLMD and to my thyroid doctor. The said I don't need to worry.
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mojo
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My Lyme Dr. says it hits Lyme very well, too.
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Starfall1969
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I have lyme and ehrlichia for sure, and my LLMD has me on doxy and rifampin.
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janet thomas
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I copied this from one of Bea's posts

1: J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2000 Mar;71(1):53-7. Related Articles, Links


Screening of five drugs for efficacy against Babesia felis in experimentally infected cats.

Penzhorn BL, Lewis BD, Lopez-Rebollar LM, Swan GE.

Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa. [email protected]

The efficacy of 5 drugs was tested against experimental Babesia felis infection in domestic cats. Two of the drugs, rifampicin and a sulphadiazine-trimethoprim combination, appeared to have an anti-parasitic effect, but were inferior to primaquine. The other 3 drugs, buparvaquone, enrofloxacin and danofloxacin, had no significant anti-babesial effect.

PMID: 10949519 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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so does rifabutin hit chlamydia pneumonia as good as rifampin does ???

thanks Scott

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blinkie
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Janet! You're so resourceful! Great find..thank you.
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