Erythromycin, 500 mg, was given every 6 hours for 10 days to six patients suffering from amebic liver abscess.
Two cases apparently responded, the remainder either failed to respond or relapsed.
By comparison with emetine and chloroquine, erythromycin is ineffective in amebic liver abscess.
The Amoebiasis Research Unit is sponsored by The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, The Natal Provincial Administration, The University of Natal, The United States Public Health Service (Grant No. E-1592).