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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

On-line version ISSN 1678-9946

Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo vol.28 no.2 São Paulo Mar./Apr. 1986

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651986000200007 

THERAPEUTIC ASSAYS

 

Tratamiento com levamisol de la infeccion por Mansonella ozzardi

 

Mansonella ozzardi infection treated by levamisole

 

 

Marcos RestrepoI; Nubla OchoaII

ILaboratorio Departamental de Salud Publica (SSSA). y Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB) Medellín Colombia
IILaboratorio Departamental de Salud Pública (SSSA) Medellín, Colombia sionero en diferentes sitios del Vaupés, Colombia

 

 


RESUMEN

La administración de levamisol a la dosis para adultos, de 150 mg durante 2 a 3 meses, estuvo asociada la disminución y finalmente a la desaparición de microfilarias circulantes de Mansonella ozzardi. No se presentaron reacciones secundarias a la droga y la eosinofilia circulante, sirvió como indicador de la presencia de microfilarias.

Unitermos: Mansonella ozzardi — Tratamiento con levamisol


SUMMARY

Administration of levamisole at the adult dosage (150mg/day) for period of 2-3 months, was found to be associated with diminishing numbers and late disappearence of circulating Mansonella ozzardi microfilarias. No adverse reactions to the drug were recorded. The degree of circulating eosinophils served as indicator of the microfilaria presence.


 

 

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AGRADECIMIENTOS

Al Dr. D. Botero, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia por el envío de uso de los pacientes.

 

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Recebido para publicação em 28/5/1985.

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