Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of nitazoxanide in the treatment of fascioliasis in adults and children from northern Peru.

@article{Favennec2003DoubleblindRP,
  title={Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of nitazoxanide in the treatment of fascioliasis in adults and children from northern Peru.},
  author={Lo{\"i}c Favennec and Juan Jave Ortiz and Gilles Gargala and Nicholas Lopez Chegne and A. Y. Ayoub and J F Rossignol},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={265-70}
}
BACKGROUND Human fascioliasis is a significant world-wide health problem, and massive or repeated infections by Fasciola hepatica can lead to considerable morbidity. AIM : To evaluate the safety and efficacy of nitazoxanide, when compared with placebo, in the treatment of fascioliasis in adults and children from northern Peru. METHODS A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was carried out in 50 adults and 50 children infected with F. hepatica. The diagnosis of infection was based on the… CONTINUE READING

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