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Failure of Mebendazole in the Treatment of Humans with <i>Trichinella spiralis</i> Infection at the Stage of Encapsulating Larvae

E. Pozio, D. Sacchini, L. Sacchi, A. Tamburrini and F. Alberici

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 4, pages 638-642
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318707
Failure of Mebendazole in the Treatment of Humans with Trichinella spiralis Infection at the Stage of Encapsulating Larvae

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Trichinella spiralis larvae infective for laboratory mice were collected from muscle biopsies performed at different times (from 1 day to 16 months) following the end of treatment, indicating the failure of mebendazole to kill Trichinella parasites when they are encapsulating in muscles.

Journal Article.  2837 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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