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A single diethylcarbamazine dose for treatment of Wuchereria bancrofti carriers in French Polynesia: efficacy and side effects



A single diethylcarbamazine dose for treatment of Wuchereria bancrofti carriers in French Polynesia: efficacy and side effects



Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 21(3): 465-470



In the autumn of 1988, 14 Tahitian Wuchereria bancrofti carriers were treated by a single diethylcarbamazine (DEC) 3 mg/kg dose. Determination of blood microfilarial (mf) density was carried out on days 0, 7, 14, 30, 90 and 180 using the membrane filtration technique. Clinical signs and side effects were noted during the 3 days following treatment. Complete clearance of microfilaraemia was observed on day 14 in 2 carriers (negativation rate 14%).

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