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Table 3 Cotrimoxazole use despite the presence of contraindications among PLWHA in BMH before February 2012

From: Retrospective evaluation of cotrimoxazole use as preventive therapy in people living with HIV/AIDS in Boru Meda Hospital

Condition evidence for contra use of CPT Number (%)
Severe anemia (Hg < 7 g/dl of blood) 5 (25)
Elevated liver enzymes (SGPT > 115 IU/L for males and 90 IU/L for female) 3 (15)
Severe neutrophil (<750 cell/dl) 3 (15)
Severe thrombocytopenia (<50,000 cells/dl) 4 (20)
1st trimester of pregnancy 5 (25)
Sulfa allergy _
  Total 20 (8.06)