An experience of using caspofungin as salvage treatment in the context of pneumocystis pneumonia in a hiv-postive patient with a sulfa allergy, a case report and literature review

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: CHANG, Tsung Wei ('Changhua Christian Medical Foundation Yuanlin Christian Hospital', Pharmacy, Changhua County, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Tsung Wei Chang: Pharmacy, Yuanlin Christian Hospital, Changhua County, Taiwan, Province of China
    Wen-Jin Tung: Pharmacy, Yuanlin Christian Hospital, Changhua County, Taiwan, Province of China
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Pneumocystis pneumonia is the most common opportunistic respiratory infection in HIV-postitive individuals who are not receiving proper treatment or prophylaxis. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, a sulfa-containing regimen, is the drug of choice for pneumocystis pneumonia, but its adverse reactions limit its use. For patients with a sulfa

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