Bacterial infections and NSAIDs exposure? Seek septic complications

Published: 13 March 2017
Author(s): Paul Le Turnier, David Boutoille, Caroline Joyau, Gwenaelle Veyrac, Nathalie Asseray
Issue: March 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely consumed. Some authors suggested a relationship between more severe infections and NSAIDs exposure, especially skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). However, their impact during bacterial infections remains unclear. The aim of the study was to report the severity features of patients having bacterial infection who were exposed to NSAIDs prior to their hospitalisation. Cases of infected patients with these characteristics declared to the pharmacovigilance department of a French university hospital from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed.