Treatment of Rat-bite Fever

If you develop any of the signs and symptoms of RBF after coming in contact with rats or other rodents, immediately contact a health care provider. Make sure to tell your provider about your contact with rodents.

If your provider suspects that you have RBF, he or she will treat you with antibiotics. Antibiotics can be highly effective at curing the disease if treatment is started soon after you become sick. It is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions on how to take your antibiotics, and that you take all of the medicine that your doctor prescribes to you, even if you start to feel better.

Without early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, RBF can cause severe disease and death.

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