Treatment of ocular toxocariasis with albendazole.

  title={Treatment of ocular toxocariasis with albendazole.},
  author={Talin Barisani-Asenbauer and Saskia M. Maca and Wolfgang Hauff and Stephan L Kaminski and Hans Domanovits and I Theyer and H. Auer},
  journal={Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics},
  volume={17 3},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of combined albendazole and steroid treatment for uveitis caused by Toxocara canis in immunocompetent patients. Five patients (7 eyes) with ocular larva migrans syndrome (OLM) were used in this study. Toxocariasis was suspected based on clinical manifestations and confirmed by anti-toxocara IgG and Western blot analysis. Systemic albendazole (adults: 800 mg b.i.d.; children: 400 mg b.i.d.) was given in conjunction with steroids. Visual… CONTINUE READING
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