Strongyloides Stercoralis Hyperinfection in a Patient with AIDS in Uganda Successfully Treated with Ivermectin

Orem, Jackson; Mayanja, Billy; Okongo, Martin; Morgan, Dilys
July 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p152
Academic Journal
Researchers suggests that multiple-dose ivermectin is effective in treating Strongyloides stercoralis infection associated with HIV-1 infection. They also noted the lack of reports from areas in Africa in which both infections are endemic. Treatment of Strongyloides hyperinfection is difficult, especially in a rural setting, where the choice of drugs is severely limited. Albendazole and single-dose ivermectin therapy were both temporarily effective in clearing intestinal larvae. A higher dosage of albendazole was no better than a standard dosage in treatment of disseminated disease.


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