Adverse reactions associated with dapsone therapy in HIV-positive patients: A case presentation and review

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Dapsone is commonly used for the prophylaxis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients with a diagnosis of HIV infection who have allergies to sulfa-based drugs. Dapsone has several adverse effects in its profile that make it a potentially dangerous second-line agent. We report an adverse effect encountered in an HIV-positive patient receiving dapsone and review the common adverse effects encountered with this alternative treatment option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-48+53-55
JournalAIDS Reader
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006



  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Dapsone
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Pneumocystis
  • Trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole

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