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Mass diethylcarbamazine chemotherapy for control of bancroftian filariasis: comparative efficacy of standard treatment and two semi-annual single-dose treatments



Mass diethylcarbamazine chemotherapy for control of bancroftian filariasis: comparative efficacy of standard treatment and two semi-annual single-dose treatments



Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 90(1): 69-73



The efficacy of 2 strategies for control of bancroftian filariasis using mass diethylcarbamazine (DEC) chemotherapy was evaluated and compared in 2 endemic communities in Tanzania with pre-treatment microfilarial (mff) prevalences of 28.5% and 17.7%, and mff geometric mean intensities (GMI) of 588 mff/ml and 251 mff/ml, respectively. All individuals in the first community were offered DEC treatment with 6 mg/kg body weight given daily for 12 days (standard treatment).

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PMID: 8730317

DOI: 10.1016/s0035-9203(96)90484-8


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