Efficacy and Safety of Single and Double Doses of Ivermectin versus 7-Day High Dose Albendazole for Chronic Strongyloidiasis

@inproceedings{Suputtamongkol2011EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and Safety of Single and Double Doses of Ivermectin versus 7-Day High Dose Albendazole for Chronic Strongyloidiasis},
  author={Yupin Suputtamongkol and Nalinee Premasathian and Kid Bhumimuang and Duangdao Waywa and Surasak Nilganuwong and Ekkapun Karuphong and Thanomsak Anekthananon and Darawan Wanachiwanawin and Saowaluk Silpasakorn},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Strongyloidiasis, caused by an intestinal helminth Strongyloides stercoralis, is common throughout the tropics. It remains an important health problem due to autoinfection, which may result in hyperinfection and disseminated infection in immunosuppressed patients, especially patients receiving chemotherapy or corticosteroid treatment. Ivermectin and albendazole are effective against strongyloidiasis. However, the efficacy and the most effective dosing regimen are to be determined… CONTINUE READING
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