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    Treating retinochoroiditis caused by toxomoplasis

    Two-year follow up shows benefit of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

     

    The recurrence rate in the group receiving trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was 0 at both 1 year and 2 years. In the placebo group, recurrence occurred in 3 patients at 1 year and 11 patients at 2 years, leading to a recurrence rate of 19.6% in the placebo group, compared with 0% in the medication group. No adverse events occurred.

    “This 2-year follow-up suggests a long-term benefit. Prophylactic treatment may reduce the recurrences of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis in the long-term period,” Dr. Felix said.

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    When the acute treatment ended and the eye was quiet, Dr. Felix and fellow investigators used trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as prophylactic treatment for up to a year after acute treatment.

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    João Paulo Fernandes Felix, MD

    E: joaopaulof[email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Felix’s presentation at the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Felix did not indicate any proprietary interest in the subject matter.

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