Z. FARID, M.D.; C.K. WALLACE, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the article on praziquantel in the August issue of the Annals (1) and would like to stress several points. In on-going clinical studies at this center, we have found praziquantel, in a single oral dose of 30 mg/kg body weight, to be highly effective against Schistosoma haematobium; 20 of 31 children (mean age, 13 years) were cured with no live eggs in urine 3 months after treatment. There were no toxic side effects except transient headaches and mild gastrointestinal discomfort. Our results agree with those of other reports (2, 3).
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Z. FARID, C.K. WALLACE. Schistosomiasis and Praziquantel. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:883. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-883_1
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