O tratamento específico como arma no controle da esquistossomose

Specific therapy in the control of schistosomiasis

José Carlos Bina Sobre o autor

Resumo

The specific treatment of schistosomiasis has been though to prevent or revert severe forms of the disease, since 1957. Starting in 1977, prospective and controlled studies performed in different endemic areas of Brazil were able to confirm such facts. The new drugs, of high efficacy and well tolerated - Oxamniquine and Praziquantel - can actually prevent and cure the severe forms of some patients, contributing to change the morbidity pattern of the disease, thus being considered as important weapons in its control. Analysis of the Brazilian articles on the subject is presented.

schistosomiasis; specific chemotherapy; control


schistosomiasis; specific chemotherapy; control

ABSTRACT

O tratamento específico como arma no controle da esquistossomose

José Carlos Bina1

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Salvador, Brasil

The specific treatment of schistosomiasis has been though to prevent or revert severe forms of the disease, since 1957. Starting in 1977, prospective and controlled studies performed in different endemic areas of Brazil were able to confirm such facts. The new drugs, of high efficacy and well tolerated - Oxamniquine and Praziquantel - can actually prevent and cure the severe forms of some patients, contributing to change the morbidity pattern of the disease, thus being considered as important weapons in its control. Analysis of the Brazilian articles on the subject is presented.

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Datas de Publicação

  • Publicação nesta coleção
    04 Jun 2009
  • Data do Fascículo
    1992
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