Acute Tubular Necrosis and Thrombocytopenia Associated with Rifampin Use: Case Report and Review

Emma L. Smith, Laura Bywater, Rebecca Pellicano, Grant A. Jenkin, Tony M. Korman

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A case of rifampin-induced acute tubular necrosis requiring hemodialysis in a patient receiving thrice-weekly rifampin with daily dapsone for retreatment of relapsed Hansen's disease is reported. The patient had positive rifampin-dependent antiplatelet antibodies. Case reports of acute renal failure associated with the use of rifampin are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofac258
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


  • antibodies
  • renal failure
  • rifampin

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