Effect of Antimony Dimercaptosuccinate on the Electrocardiogram in Patients Treated for Schistosomiasis

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  • The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Cairo, Egypt


The effect of antimony dimercaptosuccinate, Astiban®, on the electrocardiogram has been studied. Effects common to antimonial compounds, especially T wave changes, were apparent. The recommended course of Astiban treatment produced more marked electrocardiographic changes than the course of tartar emetic.

Author Notes

Present address: Research Fellow in Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana.