Volume 73, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


hyperinfection syndrome due to the acceleration of the autoinfective cycle of the nematode is a life-threatening form of the infection occurring in immunocompromised hosts. Intestinal ileus, which is commonly encountered in this form, may reduce the bioavailability and thus the efficacy of oral anthelminthic drugs used in the treatment of the hyperinfection syndrome. We report the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous administration of ivermectin in a patient infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I with hyperinfection syndrome who was unresponsive to an oral combination of ivermectin and albendazole.


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  • Received : 28 Sep 2004
  • Accepted : 19 Jan 2005

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