SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 issue2A survey of knowledge and attitudes in a population about dengue transmission - region of Campinas São Paulo, Brasil - 1998AIDS and HIV infection in Brazil: a multifaceted epidemic author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682

Abstract

GAKIYA, Erika; BRAZ, Lúcia Maria Almeida; AMATO NETO, Vicente  and  BEZERRA, Rita Cristina. Experimental infection in mice by Plasmodium berghei: an evidence of antiparasitic action of azithromycin. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2001, vol.34, n.2, pp. 203-205. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822001000200009.

Infections of Plasmodium berghei in mice was stopped by azithromycin which was administered orally in dosages of 100mg/kg, for 28 days. This antibiotic was given since the same day that the animals were infected. The outcome suggests the necessity of more investigations on this antiparasitic activity.

Keywords : Plasmodium berghei; Experimental infection; Azithromycin.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese