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Preliminary report of praziquantel treatment of cysticercosis patients in Vietnam

Pham, H.T.; van Knapen, F.

Acta Leidensia 57(2): 229-233

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0065-1362
PMID: 2489001
Accession: 002192019

A preliminary report of praziquantel (PZQ) treatment in 10 patients with cysticercosis in Vietnam is presented. One patient with a severe neurological disorder died (probably due to increased intracranial pressure). 9 patients were treated with relatively low dose PZQ (15-20 mg/kg). Almost all subcutaneous cysts disappeared while patients with neurological symptoms showed definite improvement.

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