Institutional Prophylaxis of Enterobiasis

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  • Florida Farm Colony, Gainesville, Florida

Summary

When 37 patients whose stools were positive for Enterobius were treated with 1.0 gm. of piperazine citrate twice daily for six days, and then 1.0 gm. twice a day for two consecutive days each week for 14 months, 91 per cent were negative after 3 months and all after 5 months; all remained negative after 14 months. When six patients were given 2.0 gm. of piperazine citrate once a week for a year 3 were negative after 2 months of treatment and all after 3 months, and all of these remained negative for the rest of the year.

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