More importantly, the use of single doses of 2 drugs administered concurrently (optimally albendazole with DEC or ivermectin) is 99% effective in removing microfilariae from the blood for a full year after treatment. It is this level of treatment effectiveness that has made feasible the new efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis.
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Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents
(4 days ago) Other appropriate drugs would be hard to find, since true allergy to any one of the nitroimidazoles would probably mean a high degree of cross-allergenicity (e.g., to tinidazole). However, there has been at least one attempt at desensitizing patients with metronidazole allergy which shows promise. Women were treated with graduated, increasing