Long-term follow-up of imported gnathostomiasis shows frequent treatment failure.

  title={Long-term follow-up of imported gnathostomiasis shows frequent treatment failure.},
  author={Christophe Strady and Paron Dekumyoy and Marina C Cl{\'e}ment-Rigolet and Martin Danis and François Bricaire and {\'E}ric Caumes},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={80 1},
Gnathostomiasis is increasingly reported among travelers returning from endemic areas. Between 2000 and 2004, thirteen patients were diagnosed with imported gnathostomiasis and followed for at least 6 months after treatment. Nine patients presented with cutaneous signs, two with gastrointestinal signs, and two with neurological signs. The median age was 38 years and the female/male sex ratio was 1.6. The patients had visited South East Asia or Central America. The median interval between… CONTINUE READING


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