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Title: Comparison of ivermectin and albendazole treatment for gnathostomiasis
Authors: Ponganant Nontasut
Valai Bussaratid
Sukvannee Chullawichit
Nawarat Charoensook
Kasidis Visetsuk
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2000
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.31, No.2 (2000), 374-377
Abstract: Comparative treatment of ivermectin in 21 patients (Group 1) and albendazole in 49 patients (Group 2) of gnathostomiasis gave the cure at 95.2% and 93.8% respectively. The ELISA OD and eosinophil counts were reduction after treatment. Side effects in ivermectin were hypotention, dizziness, weakness and diuresis; and side effects of albendazole were nausia, dizziness and increased alkaline phosphatase in two cases. Ivermectin should be an effective drug againts gnathostomiasis and more convenient in treatment single dose.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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