Hailemariam Tafes

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BACKGROUND Alternative treatments for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) are required in East Africa. Paromomycin sulphate (PM) has been shown to be efficacious for VL treatment in India. METHODS A multi-centre randomized-controlled trial (RCT) to compare efficacy and safety of PM (20 mg/kg/day for 21 days) and PM plus sodium stibogluconate (SSG) combination(More)
In sub-Saharan Africa, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is treated with either Pentostam(TM) (sodium antimony gluconate) or generic sodium stibogluconate (SSG), except in Uganda where Glucantime(®) (meglumine antimoniate) has been in use for at least a decade. Between January 2008 and February 2009, 54 Ethiopian VL patients were treated with Glucantime. The(More)
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