Nitrofurantoin-induced systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Christopher J. Forster, Brian M. Cohee, Robert N. Wood-Morris, Joshua D. Hartzell

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Nitrofurantoin is a commonly used antibiotic for the prophylaxis and treatment of urinary tract infections. We report the first case of nitrofurantoin-induced systemic inflammatory response syndrome, an important adverse drug reaction in the setting of what was initially believed to be a recurrent infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-340
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adverse drug reaction
  • Fever
  • Leukocytosis
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome


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