Albendazole versus Praziquantel in the Treatment of Neurocysticercosis: A Meta-analysis of Comparative Trials

@article{Matthaiou2008AlbendazoleVP,
  title={Albendazole versus Praziquantel in the Treatment of Neurocysticercosis: A Meta-analysis of Comparative Trials},
  author={Dimitrios K. Matthaiou and Georgios Panos and Eleni S. Adamidi and Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={123 - 132}
}
BACKGROUND Neurocysticercosis, infection of the brain with larvae of Taenia solium (pork tapeworm), is one of several forms of human cysticercosis caused by this organism. We investigated the role of albendazole and praziquantel in the treatment of patients with parenchymal neurocysticercosis by performing a meta-analysis of comparative trials of their effectiveness and safety. METHODS AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We performed a search in the PubMed database, Cochrane Database of Controlled Trials… CONTINUE READING

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