• RMSF can be life-threatening.
  • Early treatment with the antibiotic doxycycline can prevent death and severe illness.

Doxycycline is the recommended antibiotic treatment for RMSF in adults and children of all ages.

Doxycycline saves lives banner.  Doxycycline is the number 1 recommended treatment for suspected rickettsial infections in patients of all ages.