Rapid recovery of Echinococcus granulosus following 'successful' albendazole therapy in a gerbil model.

@article{Taylor1989RapidRO,
  title={Rapid recovery of Echinococcus granulosus following 'successful' albendazole therapy in a gerbil model.},
  author={Dr. Stanley H. Taylor and K. Sylvia Richards and Dr. Judith L. Morris},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={1989},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={349-52}
}
Peritoneal Echinococcus granulosus in gerbils was treated with albendazole. Both early and late infections were studied; response to albendazole therapy and the ability of the parasite to recover after treatment was found to depend on dose and length of therapy. Even after treatment at 50 mg/kg for 2 months late infections retained the ability to recover over 3 months.