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Brucellosis Rifampin not working

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 1, 2012
  • 05:57 PM

My mother was having fever fro last December and she was admitted in hospital.The symptoms were high fever ,back pain, chest pain etc. Doctors first doubted that it was Typhoid and started the antibiotics for Typhoid. But an Igm Brucella test shows that she was having brucella positive (1.2). so the doctor asked to take rifampin 600 mg and doxycyclin 200 mg.she took it for 24 days but was having fever upto 100.5. on those days with back and chest pain so the doctor asked to shift to another hospital he told the Rifampin is not working we did another test and ut showed that the level increceed from 1.2 to 16.10. what we should do now.? Her ESR (ERYTHOCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE ) was high at the beginning of the fever 92 and after the first week of taking rifampin it decressed to 82 AND NOW ITS ONLY 55. And she shows S.paratyphi AH as positive (1:320) .


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