SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.91 issue2Evaluation of the rabbit as a model for Chagas disease - II: histopathologic studies of the heart, digestive tract and skeletal muscleTrypanosoma cruzi infection in offspring born to chagasic C3H/He mice author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Abstract

OLIVEIRA-NETO, MP; SCHUBACH, A; ARAUJO, ML  and  PIRMEZ, C. High and low doses of antimony (Sbv) in American cutaneous leishmaniasis: a five years follow-up study of 15 patients. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 1996, vol.91, n.2, pp.207-209. ISSN 0074-0276.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761996000200016.

Seventeen patients proceeding from the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presenting with the cutaneous ulcerative form of American leishmaniasis were treated with one ampoule of pentavalent antimony daily for 30 days. With this regimen the individuals doses varies greatly: from 3.8 mg/kg of body weight to 22.3 mg/kg. After five years, patients receiving either a smaller dose or a bigger one, showed the same therapeutic result: cutaneous scars and no mucosal lesions.

Keywords : cutaneous leishmaniasis; therapy; antimony.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License