Complications and outcomes of trimethoprim–sulphamethoxazole as chemoprophylaxis for pneumocystis pneumonia in renal transplant recipients (pages 157–163)
Nicos Mitsides, Kerry Greenan, Darren Green, Rachel Middleton, Elizabeth Lamerton, Judith Allen, Jane Redshaw, Paul R Chadwick, Chinari PK Subudhi and Grahame Wood
Article first published online: 17 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12201
Summary at a Glance
Mitsides et al. describe their experience with giving universal chemoprophylaxis to 290 established renal transplant recipients, following an outbreak of pneumocystis pneumonia in their unit. Complications of their trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole therapy are described, in particular 22% of patients had some rise in their serum creatinine and 2% had leukopaenia.