HIV in Children

TREATMENT OF TOXOPLASMOSIS

Dr. Ira Shah
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Last Updated : 1st September 2012

Drugs

Dosage

Adverse Effects

Remarks

Pyrimethamine Congenital Toxoplasma
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2 mg/kg/day on Day1 & 2
Continuation
1 mg/kg/day for 2-6 months and then 1mg/kg 3 times a week to complete 12 months
Acquired Toxoplasma
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2 mg/kg/day for 3 days
Continuation
1 mg/kg/day for 6 weeks

Rash (including Stevens-
Johnson syndrome)
nausea, bone marrow
suppression.
Folinic acid should be
administered with
pyrimethamine to prevent bone marrow suppression. It should be continued for 1 week after pyrimethamine has been discontinued
Sulphadiazine Congenital Toxoplasma
50 mg/kg/dose BD for 12 months
Acquired Toxoplasma
25-50 mg/kg/dose
4 times daily
Rash (including Steven-Johnson syndrome),
fever, leukopenia,
hepatitis, GI symptoms
and crystalluria
 


TREATMENT OF TOXOPLASMOSIS
Dr. Ira Shah
Incharge Pediatric HIV and TB Clinic, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India.
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