Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Thirty-two patients infected with and a variety of other intestinal protozoa were treated with paromomycin sulfate. Average doses of 15 mg/kg/day were given for 5 days and the patients were followed closely by stool examination for 10 weeks. The patients were part of a population in which intestinal protozoa were unusually prevalent.

and , all disappeared during treatment. recurred in 2 (of 32), did not recur in any (of 15), but recurrences of the other protozoa were roughly proportional to their initial prevalence. Five-day mass treatment of cottage mates did not greatly influence recurrences.


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