Benzimidazoles in the treatment of alveolar echinococcosis: a comparative study and review of the literature.

@article{Reuter2000BenzimidazolesIT,
  title={Benzimidazoles in the treatment of alveolar echinococcosis: a comparative study and review of the literature.},
  author={Stefan Reuter and Bj{\"o}rn E-O Jensen and Klaus Buttenschoen and Wolfgang Kratzer and Peter Kern},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={451-6}
}
Mebendazole and albendazole are the drugs of choice for the treatment of alveolar echinococcosis. In this open-labelled observational study we present and evaluate the outcome of long-term treatment with these drugs and present results of different treatment regimens. Thirty-five patients were started on either mebendazole or albendazole at the beginning of 1992 and followed for an average of 39 months (range 12-79 months). Treatment was classed as successful if the disease had not progressed… CONTINUE READING

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