A New Approach to Helminthiasis Control: the Use of an Organophosphorous Compound

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  • Institut d'Hygiene Marcel Wanson, Leopoldville

Summary

Dipterex at relatively low dosages gave encouraging results in the treatment of ankylostomiasis, ascariasis, intestinal bilharziasis, trichuriasis, and creeping eruption.

It was tolerated well by more than 2,000 people of various ages. Several features make Dipterex of particular interest for the control of helminthic infestation: Broad spectrum of activity, easy administration, existence of an effective antidote (2-PAM).

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