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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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DE HOLLANDA RAMIREZ, Ana María; SILVA RODRIGUEZ, Aníbal Ricardo  e  ZARACHO, Gustavo. Invermectina in the treatment of Human Miasis. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.3, pp.62-71. ISSN 1816-8949.

      Miasis is an infestatuin caused by fly worns, that could sette any - were in the body. Selected treatment use to be the manual fly worns extraction associated to etil chloride usage.       Ivermectin produce by the Streptomyces avermetilis, has a broad antiparasitic espectrum. It increase tonic muscle paralysis an the parasite death.       The current study incñud 83 patients, bethween 3 months and 91 years. They received ivermectin 0.2 mg/kg orally once.       Manual extraction was executed on 32 (38.5%) patients, the worn removed where up to 1500.       During the first 48 hours medical check-up, the 54 (65%) patients that attended, 14 (26%) suffered from headeche, diarrhea, stomach pain among others.       No worns where found in 10 patients. The 29 (35%) reaining patients did not attend to the medical check-up.       The conclusion is that a 0.2 mg/kg once dosage proves to be effetive, well tolerate and aftordable.

Palavras-chave : Miasis; Ivermectina.

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