Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)
versão impressa ISSN 1816-8949
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.