Efficacy of high-dose albendazole with ivermectin for treating imported Loiasis, Italy

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We describe the outcomes of 16 cases of imported loiasis in Italy. Patients had microfilaremia <20,000/mL and were treated with high-dose albendazole for 28 days and a single dose of ivermectin. This combination might be an effective treatment option in nonendemic areas, when diethylcarbamazine, the drug of choice, is not available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1574-1576
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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Loiasis
Diethylcarbamazine
Albendazole
Ivermectin
Italy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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