Acquired toxoplasmosis after orthotopic heart transplantation in a sulfonamide-allergic patient

Aura Sanchez Mejia, Mark Debrunner, Elaine Cox, Randall Caldwell

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Abstract

We report the case of a young adult with a history of an allergic reaction to a sulfonamide antibiotic who developed toxoplasmosis after his second orthotopic heart transplant. As a result of this drug allergy, the patient did not receive prophylaxis with trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. He was successfully treated with clindamycin, pyrimethamine, and folic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Heart transplant
  • Sulfonamide allergy
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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