Twice Weekly Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia Prophylaxis With Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole in Pediatric Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

@article{Agrawal2011TwiceWP,
  title={Twice Weekly Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia Prophylaxis With Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole in Pediatric Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia},
  author={A. Agrawal and P. Chang and J. Feusner},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={e1–e4}
}
  • A. Agrawal, P. Chang, J. Feusner
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Background Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis has become the standard of care for immunocompromised patients secondary to human immunodeficiency virus, chemotherapy, or prolonged steroid usage. The current recommendations for PCP prophylaxis are for trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) therapy on 3 consecutive days per week. Our hospital has been using twice weekly TMP/SMX for our pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) for a number of years. Methods We… CONTINUE READING
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