Journal Article

Treatment of Human Disseminated Strongyloidiasis with a Parenteral Veterinary Formulation of Ivermectin

Francisco M. Marty, Colleen M. Lowry, Martin Rodriguez, Danny A. Milner, Walter S. Pieciak, Anushua Sinha, Lawrence Fleckenstein and Lindsey R. Baden

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 1, pages e5-e8
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/430827
Treatment of Human Disseminated Strongyloidiasis with a Parenteral Veterinary Formulation of Ivermectin

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There are no parenteral antihelminthic drugs licensed for use in humans. We report the successful treatment of disseminated strongyloidiasis with a parenteral veterinary formulation of ivermectin in a patient presenting with severe malabsorption and paralytic ileus. To our knowledge, ivermectin levels are reported for the first time in this situation.

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

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