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|Title:||Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole versus placebo in reducing the risk of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis recurrences: a three-year follow-up|
|Author:||Fernandes Felix, Joa Paulo|
Cavalcanti Lira, Rodrigo Pessoa
Cosimo, Alexandre Brito
Cardeal da Costa, Rodrigo Lourenco
Nascimento, Mauricio Abujamra
Leite Arieta, Carlos Eduardo
|Abstract:||PURPOSE: To compare the effects of 1 year of treatment with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) vs a placebo in reducing the risk of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis recurrences during a 3-year follow-up period. DESIGN: Randomized, double-masked clinical trial. METHODS: This cohort included 141 volunteers recruited in Campinas, Brazil. Inclusion criterion was unilateral active recurrent toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. All volunteers were treated with 1 tablet of TMP-SMZ (160 mg/800 mg) twice daily for 45 days, and all lesions healed after this treatment. After this initial treatment, the volunteers were randomly assigned to Group 1 (1 TMP-SMZ tablet every 2 days for 311 days) or Group 2 (1 identical placebo tablet containing starch with no active ingredients every 2 days for 311 days). At the second-and third-year follow-up appointments, none of the volunteers received treatment unless a new recurrence episode had occurred. The primary outcomes were recurrent toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis within the first year of follow-up and recurrent toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis within the third year of follow-up. RESULTS: The cumulative probability of recurrence at 1, 2, and 3 years of follow-up were, respectively, 13.0% (9/69), 17.4% (12/69), and 20.3% (14/69) in the placebo group and 0% (0/72) in the TMP-SMZ group (P < .001, log-rank test). There was no case of multiple recurrences in the same individual. No treatment-limiting toxicity or side effects were observed in either group. New recurrences were more frequent among female volunteers. CONCLUSIONS: TMP-SMZ may be used safely for prophylaxis of recurrent toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis, with long-term benefits|
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