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

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Drug Hypersensitivity
Pyrimethamine
Clindamycin
Toxoplasmosis
Sulfonamides
Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination Trimethoprim
Heart Transplantation
Folic Acid
Young Adult
Hypersensitivity
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Transplants

Keywords

  • Heart transplant
  • Sulfonamide allergy
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Acquired toxoplasmosis after orthotopic heart transplantation in a sulfonamide-allergic patient. / Sanchez Mejia, Aura; Debrunner, Mark; Cox, Elaine; Caldwell, Randall.

In: Pediatric Cardiology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 91-93.

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Sanchez Mejia, Aura ; Debrunner, Mark ; Cox, Elaine ; Caldwell, Randall. / Acquired toxoplasmosis after orthotopic heart transplantation in a sulfonamide-allergic patient. In: Pediatric Cardiology. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 91-93.
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