Which medications in the drug class Antimicrobials, prophylactic are used in the treatment of Pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia?

Updated: Sep 12, 2017
  • Author: Mark E Weinblatt, MD; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Antimicrobials, prophylactic

Infections remain the biggest problem in acute myeloid leukemia. The use of prophylactic drugs can help to prevent several infections that are often life threatening.

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra DS)

Sulfa drugs can effectively prevent Pneumocystis (carinii) jiroveci pneumonia in this immunocompromised group of patients.


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