Echinococcosis, an endemic disease on the Asian continent, is caused by the tapeworm Tenia Echinococcus, which produces cysts in the liver and other organs. I reviewed 157 patients with hydatid disease of the liver. The hydatid cysts were single in 125 patients and predominantly in the right lobe, but multiple in 31 patients, localized in both lobes or in the lung, spleen, pancreas, heart, or peritoneum. In 14 patients, early complications were manifested by rupture of the cyst into the biliary tract, the lung, or the peritoneum. Infection of the cysts was rare. Late postsurgical complications, noted in 10, were the development of an abscess or cirrhosis. I evaluated the importance of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of hydatidosis of the liver and other visceral organs: It made a correct and accurate diagnosis in 96% of 157 patients. But, in ruptured or infected cysts, CT scans could not distinguish between a hydatid cyst and an abscess. Surgery is still the treatment of choice in hydatid disease. It is absolutely indicated in complicated cases, and is easy and curative in uncomplicated ones. I have used Mebendazole in 18 patients for 2 years without significant benefit, except in two patients with disseminated hydatidosis. Mebendazole stabilized the disease.
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The present study aimed to investigate the effects of MBZ on a human malignant ascites cell line derived from a primary gastric cancer tumor. Our data reveal that MBZ showed high cytotoxicity in vitro, displaying an IC50 of 0.39 μM and 1.25 μM in ACP-02 and ACP-03, respectively. The association between MBZ and 5-FU increased slightly the cytotoxicity when compared to MBZ and 5-FU alone. Furthermore, MBZ disrupted the microtubule structure of AGP-01 cells and inhibited significantly the invasion and migration of these cells. Activity of active MMP-2 significantly decreased at all tested concentration of MBZ compared to negative control. These results support the indication of MBZ in combination with chemotherapeutic agents as a possible adjuvant therapy for the management/treatment of patients with advanced gastric cancer since MBZ is a drug of low cost with acceptable safety profile and reduced toxicity to normal cells. However, clinical trials must be performed in o to evaluate its efficacy in gastric cancer patients.
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We report on a patient with chronic urticaria associated with enterobiasis vermicularis (oxyuriasis). The current distribution of Enterobius vermicularis and its importance concerning chronic urticaria of endogenous origin is evaluated and discussed.
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The study was conducted in eastern Afghanistan between November 2011 and April 2014. Parasitological examination was performed on 3 different study groups: 110 soldiers from the Afghan National Army (adults), 1,167 patients hospitalized at the Ghazni Provincial Hospital (807 children and adolescents aged 1–18 and 360 adults), and 1,869 students (7–18 years) frequenting local schools. The study involved 3,146 people including: 2,248 females and 898 males; 2,676 children and adolescents (1–18 years) and 460 adults (19–85 years). Three stool samples were collected from each study subject at the intervals of 2 to 3 days. The samples were fixed in 10% formalin and then transported by air to the Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine (Military Institute of Medicine) in Poland, where they were examined by light microscopy using 3 different diagnostic methods (direct smear in Lugol’s solution, decantation with distilled water, Fülleborn’s flotation).
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The efficacy of mebendazole and pyrantel pamoate was studied in two groups of 59 and 58 cases, respectively, of patients with polyparasitosis. Mebendazole had a cure rate of 96%, 82.2%, 71.4% and 66.6% in A. lumbricoides, hookworm, T. trichiura and S. stercoralis, respectively, while the corresponding figures for pyrantel pamoate were 92.6%, 85.7%, 19.4% and 0%. Pyrantel pamoate is considered to have no significant effect on T. trichiura and S. stercoralis. None of the drugs had any effect on T. saginata. Both drugs have been found to be equally effective against enterobiasis by various authors. It is recommended that pyrantel pamoate be the drug of choice in cases of multiple parasitic infections excluding T. trichiura and S. stercoralis whereas those with one or both of these in addition to others should be treated with mebendazole. Mebendazole can be prescribed for patients with clinical evidence of helminthic infections even where stool examination is not possible as it covers almost the whole range of common helminthic infections. The only limitation for poorer patients however is its cost. Pyrantel pamoate has a wider applicability for the poorer patients in spite of the fact that it is ineffective against trichurids and S. stercoralis.
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We treated 245 strongyloidiasis patients with 7 schedules of mebendazole (MBZ) and obtained the eradication rates at 8 months to 2 years after the final treatment as described follows; MBZ (100 mg) was given twice a day orally. [Square bracket shows incidence of liver disfunction.] 1) The eradication rates at 2 years after single course of MBZ therapy for 28 days and a combination therapy (thiabendazole 500 mg powder form three times daily for 5 days followed by MBZ in powder form for 9 days, repeated once) were 93.8% (15 of 16 patients), [71.4%] and 100.0% (16/16), [50.0%]. 2) The eradication rates at 8-15 months after using MBZ alone in varying dosages were as follows: a) MBZ powder was administered for 5 days and was then repeated 1, 3 and 4 weeks later: 87.1 (27/31), [51.1%]. b) MBZ powder was given for 5 days and repeated 1 and 3 weeks later: 100.0% (7/7), [30.8%]. c) MBZ powder was administered for 4 days and repeated 1, 3 and 4 weeks later: 96.3% (26/27), [57.8%]. d) MBZ in tablet form was given for 4 days and repeated 1, 3 and 4 weeks later: 89.6% (43/48). [66.2%]. e) MBZ in tablet form was administered for 4 days and repeated 1 week later: 69.2% (9/13), [25.0%]. As described above, although the incidence of liver disfunction in the 4-day with 2-course therapy was lower than the other schedules, the eradication rate was lower. From these results, MBZ should be given to strongylodiasis patient for 4 days and repeated once, or for 3 days and repeated two or three times with 1 to 2 weeks intervals.
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Mebendazole was given following the classical regimen i. e. a three days course with a single intake per day for patients suffering from intestinal nematodosias in Gabon. Efficiency which is remarkable on this three days basis proved to be insufficient however for ankylostomiasis with a single intake per day. Tolerance is excellent on any therapeutical regimen or with any type of survey considered.
Hydatid disease is endemic in several Mediterranean countries, posing an important health problem for these countries. The hydatid cyst is characterized by cystic lesions with clear boundaries, which can be observed in all parts of the body. Approximately 70 % of hydatid cysts are situated in the liver, followed by the lung (25 %). The kidneys, spleen, bile ducts, mesentery, soft tissue and brain are less frequent sites. We investigated patients who were treated for hydatid disease in our departments in the last 5 years with respect to localization of the disease, symptoms, surgical intervention, length of hospitalization, diameters of the cyst, and classification by Gharbi. In this retrospective and descriptive study, 176 patients are evaluated who were treated for hydatid disease between 1995 and 1999 in our departments. Of these patients, 14 were included with localization other than in the liver and lungs. Fourteen of the patients diagnosed with unusually located hydatid disease were men, six were women. Their mean age was 41.6 +/- 20.8 years; the length of hospital stay was 7.07 +/- 0.4 days. Overall, 28.6 % of patients with unusually located hydatid cyst had recurrent disease. The time period since last cyst operation was 5.25 +/- 3.5 years. The mean cyst diameter was 96.5 +/- 54.5 mm. According to Gharbi's classification, three cases (21.4 %) of the unusually located hydatid cysts were type I, two (14.3 %) type II, and eight (57.1 %) type III. There was only one case of type IV and no cases of type V. Spleen and kidneys are the organs where hydatid disease is most frequently observed after the liver and lung. It can be observed in all parts of the body including the brain, peritoneum, mesenterium, choledochus, pancreas, bone and muscles. The type of treatment is determined by the localization and type of hydatid disease. Surgical treatment for splenic hydatid cysts is splenectomy. The functional kidney should be saved in non-communicable hydatid disease. Total excision is almost never possible; endocystectomy and drainage procedure should be preferred for hydatid disease of the brain, pancreas and choledochus. Chemotherapy is usually given because of the risk of recurrence; this medical treatment consists in albendazole and mebendazole administration for 3-6 months in the postoperative period.
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The authors report the evaluation of therapeutic efficiency of imidazole derivatives (flubendazole and mebendazole) against human larval cestoda. 31 patients were treated: 28 had hydatid cysts, 2 had alveolar echinococcosis, and 1 had cerebral cysticercosis. Results after several months follow-up (up to 6 years) show an arrest in development of lesions and absence of development of new cyst after leakage of hydatid fluid. Although interpretation of such results is difficult, imidazole derivatives seem efficient in high dosages (100 mg/kg), given over 1 or 2 years, without side effects.
The objective of this study was to identify the impact of cultural and ecological change on intestinal helminth infections in traditional indigenous communities in the Peruvian rainforest and to identify the ways of transmission of helminth eggs. A remote indigenous settlement was compared with a more developed mestizo town. Stool specimens as well as soil, dust, air and water were examined for Ascaris and Trichuris eggs. A significantly lower infection intensity of Ascaris and Trichuris could be demonstrated for the traditional Indian community. Here the hygienic conditions were found to be better than in the town. The mestizo teacher and his family, who had come from the town to the Indian settlement, showed poorer hygienic standards and higher levels of Ascaris and Trichuris egg excretion than the Indian dwellers. The distribution of Ascaris and Trichuris eggs in the soil, house dust and in the air suggests that the contaminated dust from defaecation sites was distributed through the whole community by feet, animals (chickens) and wind. It was observed that many traditional habits that contributed to the good hygiene of the native population were being abandoned in the process of cultural change.
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The efficiency of a new anticestode compound, 3,5-dibromo-2'-chloro-4'-isothiocyanato salicylanilide (GUPTA et al. 1980) for mass eradication of hymenolepiasis from rat colonies was assessed in a pilot study. The drug was administered with milk or food. For effective eradication, depending on the size of animals, single or multiple doses of 100 to 500 mg of the drug/kg body-weight, mixed in milk, or 50 mg/kg in feed were necessary. Better results were obtained when the compound was given in feed as it ensured effective consumption irrespective of the seasonal variations. The efficacy of the compound was also assessed on cysticercoids in intermediate hosts (Tribolium confusum) by feeding them on flour medicated at 5%, 1% and 0.1% levels. None of the concentrations killed the larvae or arrested their development.
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An investigation of the chemotherapeutic effects of 2 anthelmintics, albendazole (ABZ, methyl 5-[propylthio]benzimidazole-2- carbamate) and mebendazole (MBZ, methyl 5-[benzoyl]benzimidazole-2-carbamate), on Hymenolepis microstoma and Hymenolepis diminuta in experimentally infected mice and rats is reported. Single (50 mg/kg) or multiple daily oral doses (50 mg kg-1 day-1 for 3 consecutive days) of MBZ had no effect on H. microstoma; at necropsy, the drug treated mice harbored appreciable numbers of the parasite in the bile duct and biliary passages. ABZ was also inactive when given as a single oral 50 mg/kg dose on day 27 PI. Better results were obtained when ABZ was administered at a dosage of 50 mg kg-1 day-1 for 3 consecutive days; the reduction in worm burden obtained with this treatment regimen was 50%. These results are in marked contrast to those obtained with the same anthelmintics against enteral H. diminuta in rats which succumbed at lower dosages. A review was made of the published reports on the pharmacokinetic behavior of these benzimidazole carbamate anthelmintics and a hypothesis for the inactivity of MBZ against H. microstoma is proposed.
A cross-sectional study was done in Sri Lanka, where prescription of mebendazole to women in the second trimester of pregnancy is recommended. Two hospitals were chosen for the study, and women who gave birth there between May, 1996, and March, 1997, were recruited. We compared the rates of major congenital defects, stillbirth, perinatal death, and low birthweight (< or = 1500 g) among babies of mothers who had taken mebendazole during pregnancy with those whose mothers had not taken an anthelmintic (controls).
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Under the current experimental conditions, a high nematodicidal efficacy of both FLBZ and R-FLBZ administered as solution preparations was observed.
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Diagnostic assays were developed and applied to analyze hookworm samples by both SmartAmp2 and conventional sequencing methods and the results showed high concordance. Additionally, fecal samples spiked with N. americanus larvae were assessed and the results showed that the Aac polymerase used has high tolerance to inhibitors in fecal samples.
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Flubendazole, the p-fluoroderivative of mebendazole, was suspended in deionized water, and administered by gavage once daily to pregnant rats on days 8 through 15 of pregnancy at 0 (control), 2.5, 10, 40 or 160 mg/kg. Fetuses were removed on day 21 of pregnancy by caesarian section, and examined by routine teratological methods. The highest dose (160 mg/kg) was embryocidal and resulted in a significant increase in the fetal resorption rate. There was a dose-dependent decrease in fetal body weights which was significant at 40 mg/kg or more. The 40 and 160 mg/kg doses induced significant fetal (gross, skeletal and internal) malformations. A variety of gross malformations occurred, i.e. encephalocele, cranial meningocele, omphalocele, ectrodactyly, club foot, defects in tail, anal atresia, shortened backbone and Spina bifida occulta. The skeletal malformations mainly affected the vertebrae and ribs. The most frequently observed internal malformation was hydrocephaly, followed by anophthalmia and/or microphthalmia.
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In an experimental larval infection of Ancylostoma caninum in mice, the efficacy of various anthelmintics against the larvae migrated and established in the brain is reported for the first time. Albendazole and flubendazole were the most effective drugs. Thiabendazole, benacil, phenacizole, oxfendazole and mebendazole showed significant larvicidal activity. Tetramisole, levamisole, fenbendazole, Sch 18099, pyrantel pamoate, morantel tartrate and oxantel pamoate did not show any significant activity even at relatively high dose levels.
The effect of single oral doses of albendazole 600 mg and mebendazole 1 g given to 56 and 60 men, respectively, with T. trichiura and/or N. americanus infestation has been studied. Both albendazole and mebendazole cured more than 90% of T. trichiura infestations, but only albendazole (95%) and not mebendazole (21%) had a high cure rate for N. americanus infestations. Thus, albendazole is the preferred benzimidazole derivate for the mass treatment of subjects with T. trichiura and/or N. americanus infestations.
The effect of flubendazole (FLU) therapy on in vitro FLU biotransformation and the activities of selected biotransformation enzymes were investigated in male and female lambs. Four experimental groups were used: control (untreated) ewes and rams and FLU-treated ewes and rams (orally, 15 mg/kg per day, for three consecutive days). Subcellular fractions were prepared from liver and intestinal mucosa 24 h after the final dosage was administered. Activities of cytochromes P450 (CYP), flavine monooxygenases (FMO), carbonyl reducing enzymes, UDP-glucuronosyl transferase (UGT) and glutathione S-transferase were tested. Significant gender differences were observed for FMO-mediated activity (2-fold higher in ram lambs) and UGT activity (up to 30% higher in ewe lambs), but no gender differences were observed in FLU metabolism. FLU-treatment of lambs moderately changed the activities of some CYPs, FMO, and UGT in liver microsomes. In vitro FLU reduction was not altered in the liver, but was slightly higher in the small intestine of FLU pre-treated lambs. This correlated with the higher carbonyl reductase activities measured in the gut mucosa of these animals.
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The incidence of cysticercosis in South Africa may well be alarming. Cysticercosis of the central nervous system (CNS) is almost exclusively confined to the parenchyma of the brain. Before the introduction of computed tomography (CT), invasion of the CNS by the parasite could only be suspected on the basis of evidence of previous infestation. The use of praziquantel in the treatment of cysticercosis is a major step towards eradicating the disease, but to be effective treatment must take cognizance of reinfection, the allergic reaction caused by the dying parasites, and the possible need for repeated courses of treatment. The therapeutic regimen is outlined and the efficacy of the treatment as monitored by CT evaluated.
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We studied 82 children, 41 (50%) for each group. In group A, the control feces studies were negative 33 resulting in a 80.4% effectiveness; in group B, 32 were negative resulting in a 78.0% effectiveness, without being statistically significant with a p = 0.8. We found adverse, events in 9 (22%) of the children in group A and 16 (39%) in group B, there was, statistically significant difference with p = 0.09. However, we discovered that the children who received nitazoxanide suffered from abdominal pain more frequently.
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Eight patients with inoperable echinococcosis, four each with the cystic or alveolar form, had received mebendazole (Vermox) at a daily dose of 1.5 g for an average of 27 months. In six patients with clinical symptoms the number of fever attacks fell by 60% and of hospital admissions by 54%, cholangitic and/or icteric attacks disappearing completely. Two patients had no recognizable symptoms, either before or after treatment. One woman with multilocular disease died of bleeding from esophageal varices. The immunological and morphological findings did not reveal any relationship to the clinical course. Apart from reversible leukopenia in one patient there were no serious side effects. These observations indicate a satisfactory effect of long-term treatment of inoperable echinococcosis with mebendazole.
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The efficacy of the drugs flubendazole, levamisole, and their combination was studied against Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in mice. The drugs were evaluated on day 15 post infection. The efficacy was assessed by using single-dose and 5-dose treatment schedules. Flubendazole was effective at 25 mg/kg, 50 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg, 200 mg/kg when given each day for five days. Levamisole at a dose rate of 200 mg/kg was completely effective in a single treatment. The combined therapy of levamisole (25 mg/kg) and flubendazole (15 mg/kg) produced 100% efficacy. Both drugs given prior to experimental infection showed no prophylactic activity.
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Report concerning an en-bloc-resection of right lower lobe of the lung, diaphragm, right lobe of the liver, right adrenal gland, parts of the chestwall and a fistula for alveolar echinococcus. Combined postoperative treatment with mebendazol. More than 4 years postoperatively no evidence of a recurrency.
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A number of good anthelmintic drugs are currently available which eliminate gastrointestinal nematodes of equids with over 90% success. This is shown by comparing results of critical tests conducted with 9 anthelmintic agents on ponies using the following dosages: 19 mg/kg for Pyrantel embonate, 10 mg/kg for Oxfendazole, 10 mg/kg for Mebendazole, 5 mg/kg for Albendazole, 40 mg/kg for Dichlorvos, 44 mg/kg for Thiabendazole, 7.5 mg/kg, for Fenbendazole, 20 mg/kg for Cambendazole and 7 mg/kg for Parbendazole. From 6 to 9 ponies were treated with each of these anthelmintic agents. Based on total activity of various parasites involved, there was no significant difference in activity of any of the nine agents. With respect to Trichonema spp., or small strongyles, which are most numerous and most common in equids, statistical analysis enabled all nine products to be classified into three groups as follows: group 1, with the most active being Oxfendazole and Pyrantel embonate; group 2; including Thiabendazole, Mebendazole, Albendazole and Cambendazole; group 3, with Parbendazole, Fenbendazole et Dichlorvos. Results with large strongyles sometimes vary quite significantly. Dichlorvos and Pyrantel embonate should be recommended against Strongylus spp.; Mebendazole and dichlorvos against pinworms; Cambendazole against Strongyloïdes westeri; Pyrantel embonate, Cambendazole and Dichlorvos against Parascaris equorum; and Dichlorvos, Mebendazole with Trichlorfon and Pyrantel embonate with Trichlorfon against bots. No activity against Trichostrongylus axei, Anoplocephala spp. was noted with any of the nine agents tested.
The severity of clinical features of trichinosis and cardiac involvement incidence were examined in the study. The values of eosinophiles, serum enzymes and serologic response to T. spiralis were determined in relation to the disease severity. Twenty-nine patients, of mean age from 24 to 29 years treated in the Clinic in the period from January to April 1995 were presented-7 with severe form of trichinosis, 10 with moderately severe and 12 with light. The fever was noticed in 93.1% of patients, gastrointestinal disorders in 65.5%, myalgias in 96.6%, facial edema in 79.3%, cardiac disorders in 31% and rash in 20.7%. Positive IIF test result was found in 100% of patients with severe clinical features, and only in 58.3% of patients with light clinical features. The patients were treated with mebendazole in the dose of 25 mg/kg BM a day during 14 days. It was concluded that severe trichinosis forms were frequently followed by myocardial damage, that severe forms responded faster and better serologically to trichinella and those patients should be treated with high mebendazole doses.
A method based on ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QqLIT-MS) has been developed to investigate occurrence of 10 anthelmintic drugs from different structural groups (moxidectin, flubendazole, fenbendazole, levamisol, mebendazole, oxibendazole, albendazole, triclabendazole, febantel and praziquantel) in surface water. Analytes were pre-concentrated by solid phase extraction (SPE) using hydrophilic-lipophilic polymeric based sorbent. Quantification of investigated analytes was done using deuterated compounds as internal standards in order to minimize matrix effect. Analyte recoveries from spiked samples at two concentration levels were above 75% for most of the analytes. The main advantages of developed method are fast separation using UHPLC and therefore short analysis time, combined with good sensitivity which is demonstrated by low ngL(-1) detection limits. The developed method was applied for analysis of anthelmintics in the Llobregat River (NE Spain) and its main tributaries (rivers Anoia and Cardener). Eight out of ten anthelmintics were detected in all analyzed samples with the concentrations in low ngL(-1) level. The method fills the gap on analytical methodologies for determination of anthelmintic drugs in the environment.
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The rural-urban difference in factors associated with STH infection and in reinfection rates highlights the need for targeted interventions to reduce transmission. PCR assays may help in detecting low-level infections persisting after treatment. In southern Rwanda, mebendazole is highly effective against the STH infections predominated by A. lumbricoides.