The efficacy of stibophen (Fusdin®) for killing mature Schistosoma mansoni was compared in mice on a standard commercial ration and in others on semi-synthetic diets. In several tests in which mice received intraperitoneally a dose of 100 mg/kg daily for 8 days, it was estimated that the drug was from 4 to 16 times more effective in eliminating the schistosomes in the animals on the semi-synthetic diets than in those on the crude commercial ration.
Laboratory of Parasite Chemotherapy.
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases.
With the technical assistance of R. H. Duvall, O. Kline, and W. Blodgett.