The natural history of ocular onchocerciasis over a period of 14--15 years and the effect on this of a single course of suramin therapy.

  • Florian Budden
  • Published 1976 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…


In 1959 a population of 638 persons over the age of seven years, suffering from heavy endemic onchocerciasis in the Sudan-Savannah of West Africa was examined, and approximately half were allotted to a group for treatment with suramin (up to a total of 4-2 g for healthy adults). In 1973 and 1974 it was possible to re-examine 145 persons allotted to the… (More)


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