Chemotherapy of human cystic echinococcosis: comparative efficacy of mebendazole and albendazole.

  title={Chemotherapy of human cystic echinococcosis: comparative efficacy of mebendazole and albendazole.},
  author={Todor Georgiev Todorov and Kamenna Vutova and Grigor M Mechkov and Plamen S Georgiev and Dimitar Petkov and Z Tonchev and G Nedelkov},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  volume={86 1},
The relative efficacy of mebendazole (MEB) and albendazole (ALB) was tested by treating 51 patients with single, multiple and multi-organ hydatid cysts; 28 patients were treated with MEB, 50-70 mg kg-1 body weight daily for six to 24 months, and 23 with ALB, 10 mg kg-1 body weight daily in four courses of 30 days with 15-day intervals between courses. The therapeutic effect during the follow-up was assessed by ultrasonography, computerized tomography and chest X-ray. The criteria used when… CONTINUE READING

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