Effect of repeated community-based ivermectin treatment on the intensity of onchocerciasis in Nigeria.

@article{Oyibo2003EffectOR,
  title={Effect of repeated community-based ivermectin treatment on the intensity of onchocerciasis in Nigeria.},
  author={Wellington Oyibo and Adetola F. Fagbenro-Beyioku},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={211}
}
INTRODUCTION Ivermectin (Mectizan) is an effective and well-tolerated microfilaricidal drug that has emerged as the drug of choice for large-scale treatment of onchocerciasis. Repeated doses of ivermectin is reported to lower the incidence of microfilardermia, while a single dose will markedly reduce skin microfilarial loads for up to 12 months with a transient fall in microfilarial level. AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of repeated community-based ivermectin treatment on… CONTINUE READING

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