Potential consequences of essential drug shortages in Canada: Brain abscess due to Nocardia farcinica associated with dapsone prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.

@article{Wuerz2013PotentialCO,
  title={Potential consequences of essential drug shortages in Canada: Brain abscess due to Nocardia farcinica associated with dapsone prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.},
  author={Terry C. Wuerz and Eric James Bow and Matthew D. Seftel},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={159-61}
}
In 2012, Canadian pharmacies experienced a shortage of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole tablets. Drug shortages may result in unintended clinical consequences such as infection with pathogens against which the alternative medication is ineffective. This is highlighted in the present article, which describes a case of brain abscess due to Nocardia species that… CONTINUE READING