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Successful treatment of loiasis with diethylcarbamazine in low dosage



Successful treatment of loiasis with diethylcarbamazine in low dosage



West African Medical Journal, 1: 4, 174-180



Stones records 21 cases of loaiasis in Europeans treated with hetrazan in doses between 1 mg. and 2 ing. per kg. body-weight, three times daily for seven days, except two who received 4 mg. In one patient there was a recrudescence of symptoms a month after treatment. The remainder appeared completely cured, the follow-up period varying from six months to two years. Admission to hospital was only necessary in one case. Six others showed mild reactions.

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