Adjunctive antibacterial agents as a salvage therapy in relapsed vascular pythiosis patients

Nuttapon Susaengrat, Pattama Torvorapanit, Rongpong Plongla, Nipat Chuleerarux, Kasama Manothummetha, Jarruprot Tuangsirisup, Navaporn Worasilchai, Ariya Chindamporn, Nitipong Permpalung

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Abstract

Human vascular pythiosis is a life-threatening condition caused by Pythium insidiosum. Patients with unresectable intra-abdominal artery involvement have not previously survived, despite being treated with antifungal agents and immunotherapy. We report two novel cases of intra-abdominal pythiosis in patients for whom surgery could not be performed, who were successfully treated with adjunctive antibacterial agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume88
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Azithromycin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Doxycycline
  • Vascular pythiosis
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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