L. FRED AYVAZIAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: I have read with interest the "Drugs Five Years Later" paper on rifampin by Dr. Sanders in the July 1976 issue (Ann Intern Med 85:82-86, 1976). With reference to his perhaps incomplete statements regarding the use of rifampin with amphotericin B in the treatment of fungal diseases in man, I wish to call attention to a paper from our group. The point made in the last sentence of the abstract (excerpted below) of that paper may be pertinent to use of rifampin:
A case of disseminated histoplasmosis resembling miliary tuberculosis is reported from a geographic area in
AYVAZIAN LF. Rifampin-Amphotericin B Synergism?. Ann Intern Med. ;85:539. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-539_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):539.
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