Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Chronic Granulomatous Disease?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Roman J Nowicki, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antibiotics

Empiric antimicrobial therapy must be comprehensive and should cover all likely pathogens in the context of the clinical setting.

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) is current standard therapy. It inhibits bacterial growth by inhibiting the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid. The antibacterial activity of TMP-SMZ includes common urinary tract pathogens, except Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


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