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Treatment of human scabies with oral ivermectin Tratamento da sarna humana com ivermectina oral

By Ismael A. CONTI DÍAZ and Jorge AMARO

Abstract

Thirty-eight patients with scabies (21 males and 17 females) received oral ivermectin in two doses of 200 <FONT FACE="Symbol">m</FONT>g/kg at 7 days interval. Excellent results were achieved in 29 cases (76.34%), improvement in 6 (15.78%) and poor responses in 3 (7.88%). Tolerance was satisfactory-excellent in 32 patients (84.2%). The effectiveness and safety of the drug described in previous studies are confirmed by the present results.<br>Neste trabalho foram avaliadas a eficácia e a tolerância da ivermectina oral no tratamento da sarna humana. A droga foi administrada em duas doses de 200 <FONT FACE="Symbol">m</FONT>g/kg com um intervalo de uma semana entre elas. Dos 43 casos incluídos no trabalho, só 38 puderam ser avaliados, obtendo-se resultados satisfatórios em 29 pacientes (76,34%), melhoria em 6 (15,78%) e insatisfatórios em 3 (7,88%). A tolerância foi excelente em 84,2% dos casos analisados. Os resultados obtidos confirmam a utilidade e a segurança deste fármaco no tratamento da parasitose referida

Topics: Ivermectin, Scabies, Treatment, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
Year: 1999
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0036-46651999000400011
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:427f9e281c2c46b89a3ede2185dea8d5
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