Efficacy and tolerability of intravenous pentamidine isethionate for Pneumocystis jiroveci prophylaxis in a pediatric oncology population.

Abstract

Cancer therapy routinely requires Pneumocystis jiroveci prophylaxis. In those intolerant of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, aerosolized pentamidine is convenient and effective. Intravenous pentamidine is often substituted in young children but its efficacy remains controversial. In this retrospective study of a large pediatric oncology cohort, we confirm… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000044

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