Use of a Sulfa Desensitization Protocol in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Abstract

Background. Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is sometimes avoided in heart or lung transplant (HT/LT) recipients due to perceived toxicities or allergies. This practice may lead to increased opportunistic infection (OI) rates. Methods. We reviewed all cases of TMP-SMX-preventable OIs (due to Pneumocystis, Nocardia, Toxoplasma, or Listeria) over the… (More)

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