Table 4

Suggested antibiotic regimen for adults with Mycobacterium kansasii-pulmonary disease

M. kansasii-pulmonary diseaseAntibiotic regimen
Rifampicin-sensitive M. kansasii-pulmonary diseaseRifampicin 600 mg daily and Ethambutol 15 mg/kg daily and Isoniazid 300 mg (with pyridoxine 10 mg) daily or Azithromycin 250 mg daily or Clarithromycin 500 mg twice daily
Antibiotic treatment should continue for a minimum of 12 months after culture conversion.