rifabutin

Definition / meaning of rifabutin

A drug used to prevent the spread of a bacterium called in patients with advanced HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) infection. It blocks an enzyme that the bacteria need to grow. It is a type of antibiotic. Also called Mycobutin.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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