Efficacy and side effects of praziquantel against Schistosoma mansoni in a community of western Côte d'Ivoire.

@article{Raso2004EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and side effects of praziquantel against Schistosoma mansoni in a community of western C{\^o}te d'Ivoire.},
  author={Giovanna Raso and Eli{\'e}zer Kouakou N'Goran and Abale Toty and Anne Luginb{\"u}hl and Cynthia A Adjoua and Norbert T Tian-Bi and Isaac Israel Bogoch and Penelope Vounatsou and Marcel Tanner and J{\"u}rg Utzinger},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={18-27}
}
Praziquantel is efficacious against the adult stages of all human schistosome parasites, and has become the drug of choice for morbidity control of schistosomiasis. There is concern that resistance to praziquantel might develop or already exists, and could be further facilitated through new control initiatives relying on large-scale administration of praziquantel. Therefore, monitoring praziquantel efficacy in different epidemiological settings is required. We assessed the efficacy and side… CONTINUE READING