Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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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.