Strongyloides disseminated infection successfully treated with parenteral ivermectin: case report with drug concentration measurements and review of the literature

@article{Donadello2013StrongyloidesDI,
  title={Strongyloides disseminated infection successfully treated with parenteral ivermectin: case report with drug concentration measurements and review of the literature},
  author={Katia Donadello and Stefano Cristallini and Fabio Silvio Taccone and Sophie Lorent and J K Vincent and Daniel De Backer and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Jacobs},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={580-3}
}
We report the case of an immunosuppressed patient with Strongyloides disseminated infection who was successfully treated with the veterinary parenteral form of ivermectin. A kidney transplant recipient developed disseminated infection with Strongyloides stercoralis. Because oral treatment with ivermectin was not possible, subcutaneous ivermectin (75 µg/kg/day, then 200 µg/kg/day) was given for 9 days, with clinical improvement and disappearance of all larvae. Serum ivermectin concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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