Paromomycin as effective treatment of Taenia infections

Botero, D.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 19(2): 234-237


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-9637
PMID: 5443072
Document Number: 21067
Paromomycin sulfate, an antibiotic, was given to 30 patients in Colombia, infected with Taenia solium or T. saginata. Half the cases received 40 mg. per kg. body-weight per day for 5 days, and the rest received a single dose of 75 mg. per kg., with a maximum of 4 g. Examination of stools at intervals until 3 or 4 weeks after treatment, showed that only 2 patients remained infected (93.3% cure rate). Side effects were noted in 50% of cases, but were not severe.

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