Why sulfonamides are contraindicated in Rocky Mountain spotted feverArticle English OPEN
Ren, Vicky; Hsu, Sylvia; (2014)
- Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Subject: Rocky Mountain, spotted fever, Rickettsia, rickettsii, sulfa, sulfonamide, cotrimoxazole
Sulfonamide antibiotics are not effective for the treatment of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Patients suspected of having RMSF based on history and physical exam should be treated with doxycycline and not a sulfonamide to avoid increased morbidity and mortality.