• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Journal of the Egyptian…
    1991

Successful treatment of Taenia saginata and Hymenolepis nana by single oral dose of praziquantel.

@article{Boure1991SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of Taenia saginata and Hymenolepis nana by single oral dose of praziquantel.},
  author={Patrice Bour{\'e}e},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology},
  year={1991},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          303-7
        }
}
Infections by adult cestodes are widely distributed in the world, and induced digestive and general disturbances. In this study, 40 patients with Taenia saginata and 15 with Hymenolepis nana were treated by one single oral dose of Praziquantel, at the dosage of 10 mg/kg/day and 20 mg/kg/day respectively. As side effects, no biological disturbances occurred, but 6 patients complained of abdominal pain and diarrhea. The efficiency was complete. Praziquantel, a wide spectrum anti-helminthic day… CONTINUE READING