Trichinosis: thiabendazole in the treatment of 11 cases

Can Med Assoc J. 1969 Nov 1;101(9):59-62.

Abstract

We have studied 11 cases of acute human trichinosis; five of these patients were treated with thiabendazole. We have reviewed the laboratory data for these patients and described their course. This study has failed to show any definite effect of thiabendazole on the course of human trichinosis at the doses used. However, thiabendazole may have decreased the infectivity of the larvae which were embedded in the muscles of our patients.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Canada
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electroencephalography
  • Humans
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Muscles / pathology
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use
  • Thiabendazole / administration & dosage*
  • Trichinellosis / diagnosis
  • Trichinellosis / drug therapy*
  • Trichinellosis / etiology
  • Trichinellosis / microbiology
  • Trichinellosis / pathology

Substances

  • Analgesics
  • Thiabendazole
  • Prednisone