Did an antibiotic cause respiratory failure in five teens?
A case series suggests there may be a link between trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment and the development of acute respiratory failure in five previously healthy adolescents.
However, even if confirmed, the complication would still be a very rare occurrence, an expert says.
The patients in the case series were identified after a story about one of them was published in a news outlet.
Dr Jenna Miller, of Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, US, had cared for the patient and was subsequently contacted