The Treatment of Trichuriasis with Leche De Higueron

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  • Medical Corps, U. S. A., Camp Devens, Massachusetts
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  1. 1.Trichuris trichiura is not a harmless parasite but frequently gives rise to severe or even fatal disease.
  2. 2.We find in the literature no specific treatment.
  3. 3.Chenopodium does not remove this parastie.
  4. 4.Leche de Higueron offers a safe and hopeful means of treating this disease.
  5. 5.This juice possesses a slight vermicidal action on ascaris and ankylostoma.
  6. 6.In this series of cases, this treatment caused the passage of trichuris in 57 per cent of cases.

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Published with permission of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army, who is not responsible for any opinion expressed or conclusions reached herein.