Volume 3, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Sixteen patients with heavy whipworm infection were improved in three respects after treatment with a hexylresorcinol retention enema prepared from tablets of hexylresorcinol. There was a great reduction in the egg-count; symptoms of diarrhea or dysentery were relieved; worms were eradicated from that portion of the bowel which could be visualized on proctoscopy. Treatment with hexylresorcinol enema did not obviously benefit six patients with light infections. In only one case was the infection eradicated. It is concluded that the hexylresorcinol enema made from tablets is about as effective as that prepared from the powder and is more conveniently prepared.


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