Tag: Prosthetic valve infection

Adjunctive Rifampin in Staphylococcal Infections – Primer for Bacteremia and Endocarditis

The use of rifampin for staphylococcal infections is a bit controversial. The recommendation seems to be its use on infections involving prosthetic material, such as prosthetic valve endocarditis or prosthetic joint infections. For instance, the AHA infective endocarditis (1) guidelines recommends the addition of rifampin to a regimen consisting of vancomycin to infectious caused by

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