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We report on a case of a three year old boy, suffering from chronic granulomatosis disease, which led to repeated bacterial infections and finally to multiple liver abscesses. Diagnosis was based on the nitroblue-tetrazolium-test and histology. Antibiotic therapy over many weeks was not successful in spite of an adequate choice of medication against staphylococcal microorganisms and of good intracellular penetration, applicated parenterally. Only treatment by chloramphenicol after previous surgical drainage of the abscesses led to a dramatic clinical improvement and regression of the liver abscesses. The subsequent chemoprophylaxis with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for at lest two years left the patient without clinical symptoms.
We herein report a case of methemoglobinemia induced by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX). A 41-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) received TMP/SMX for prophylaxis of pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) on the 7th day of hospitalization. She suddenly developed dyspnea and cyanosis on the 9th day of hospitalization. The level of oxygen saturation (SaO2) decreased, and the concentration of methemoglobin (MetHb) in the blood was elevated. We diagnosed the patient with methemoglobinemia induced by TMP/SMX. Methemoglobinemia should be considered in cases of sudden dyspnea following TMP/SMX administration.
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A 46-year-old man had been given 40mg prednisolone daily for systemic lupus erythematosus. He complained of fever and general fatigue and chest computed tomography revealed wide-spread consolidation with multiple cavity formation in his left lung. Pulmonary nocardiosis was clinically suspected because we detected nocardia from Gram staining of sputum. He was cured by sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, Imipenem/Cilastatin, although a cavity with a slightly thickened wall in the left lung remained. Nocardia asteroides was cultured from sputum and pulmonary nocardiosis was diagnosed. The present case was pulmonary nocardiosis that spread with multiple and extensive cavity formation. A good outcome was obtained by early treatment with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim.
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Citrobacter diversus is a cause of severe meningitis in neonates and infants. It is unique in its propensity to produce brain abscesses that play an important role in the poor prognosis associated with this condition. The recommended therapeutic regimen of third-generation cephalosporines, aminoglycosides and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is usually disappointing. We describe the use of imipenemcilastatin in successfully treating Citrobacter diversus meningitis complicated by brain abscesses.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.
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Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of the disease melioidosis, which is prevalent in tropical countries and is intractable to a number of antibiotics. In this study, the antibiotic co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) was assessed for the post-exposure prophylaxis of experimental infection in mice with B. pseudomallei and its close phylogenetic relative Burkholderia mallei, the causative agent of glanders. Co-trimoxazole was effective against an inhalational infection with B. pseudomallei or B. mallei. However, oral co-trimoxazole delivered twice daily did not eradicate infection when administered from 6h post exposure for 14 days or 21 days, since infected and antibiotic-treated mice succumbed to infection following relapse or immunosuppression. These data highlight the utility of co-trimoxazole for prophylaxis both of B. pseudomallei and B. mallei and the need for new approaches for the treatment of persistent bacterial infection.
The presentation of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in previously healthy men having sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco and New York City in 1981 heralded the beginning of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. Despite a decreasing incidence of PCP among patients with HIV/AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, PCP remains one of the most common AIDS-defining opportunistic infections in the United States and Western Europe. Newer molecular diagnostic tests in conjunction with standard immunofluorescent or colorimetric tests have allowed for more rapid and accurate diagnosis. Although several effective oral and intravenous therapies exist to treat PCP, mortality rates in HIV-infected individuals remain unacceptably high, especially in those with advanced AIDS. The identification of specific mutations in Pneumocystis genes targeted by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole has raised concerns about the development of resistance to the drug of choice and may ultimately lead to greater utilization of alternative therapies to treat PCP in the future.
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Thirteen trials performed between the years 1974 and 2008 were included, involving 1412 patients. Four trials included 520 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and the remaining trials included adults with acute leukemia, solid organ transplantation or autologous bone marrow transplantation. Compared to no treatment or treatment with fluoroquinolones (inactive against Pneumocystis), there was an 85% reduction in the occurrence of PCP in patients receiving prophylaxis with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, RR of 0.15 (95% CI 0.04 to 0.62; 10 trials, 1000 patients). The evidence was graded as moderate due to possible risk of bias. PCP-related mortality was also significantly reduced, RR of 0.17 (95% CI 0.03 to 0.94; nine trials, 886 patients) (low quality of evidence due to possible risk of bias and imprecision), but in trials comparing PCP prophylaxis against placebo or no treatment there was no significant effect on all-cause mortality (low quality of evidence due to imprecision). Occurrence of leukopenia or neutropenia and their duration were not reported consistently. No significant differences in overall adverse events or events requiring discontinuation were seen comparing trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole to no treatment or placebo (four trials, 470 patients, moderate quality evidence). No differences between once daily versus thrice weekly trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole were seen (two trials, 207 patients).
We treated 46 patients with either previously treated CLL (32 patients) or other low-grade B-cell neoplasms (14 patients). Patients received pentostatin 4 mg/m2, cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2, and rituximab 375 mg/m2 (PCR). All drugs were administered on the same day (rituximab omitted from cycle 1), and patients received six cycles at 3-week intervals. Filgrastim, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, and acyclovir were administered prophylactically.