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Title: Prevalence of strongyloides in northern Thailand and treatment with ivermectin vs albendazole
Authors: Ponganant Nontasut
Chatree Muennoo
Surapol Sa-nguankiat
Sutep Fongsri
Adulsak Vichit
Mahidol University
Provincial Public Health Office
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2005
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.36, No.2 (2005), 442-444
Abstract: The stools of 697 cases were examined by agar plate technique at Tambon Makam Luang, Sun Pa Tong district, Chiang Mai; there were Strongyloides stercoralis 15.9%, Opisthorchis viverrini 5.1%, intestinal fluke 0.1%. Treatment with ivermectin 78 cases and albendazole 33 cases of strongyloidiasis gave cure rates at 98.7% and 78.7%, respectively. Alkaline phosphatase in some patients were increased at mild level after treatment. Side effects in ivermectin group were anorexia, nausia, diarrhea, diffuse itching and drowsiness; and in albendazole group were nausia and diarrhea. The efficacy of single dose and mild side effects suggest ivermectin as drug of choice for strongyloidiasis treatment.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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