Sarcosporidiosis Medication

Updated: Apr 16, 2018
  • Author: Edward Charbek, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Metronidazole and cotrimoxazole are reportedly being used in eosinophilic myositis, although no specific outcomes have been studied. One case report described cure of Sarcocystis infection with cotrimoxazole. Corticosteroids can be used to reduce inflammation associated with muscular involvement.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

These agents are used to treat allergic and inflammatory conditions.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, Meticorten)

Used to treat various diseases, including connective tissue disease and inflammatory and allergic disorders. In addition, it is used for adrenocortical insufficiency, neoplastic diseases, and organ transplantation.

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Antibiotics

Class Summary

Therapy must be comprehensive and cover all likely pathogens in the context of this clinical setting.

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

Used to treat various infectious diseases, including urinary tract infections (not due to pseudomonads), Pneumocystis carinii infection, and staphylococcal infections.

Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Imidazole ring-based antibiotic active against various anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Used in combination with other antimicrobial agents (except for Clostridium difficile enterocolitis).

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