AZIZ BEKHTI, M.D.
To the editor: Until now, toxocariasis has generally been treated with diethylcarbamazine and thiabendazole. However, the results obtained with these two drugs in humans have remained unconvincing and variable. Clinical improvement and shortening of convalescence have been reported (1-3), but eosinophilia usually has persisted (1, 2). In this report, we present a case of toxocariasis treated with mebendazole.
A 23-year-old woman had had pain in the right upper abdomen and epigastrium associated with loss of appetite for 2 years. Her symptoms had developed after she bought a puppy that was never dewormed. Laboratory tests showed hyperleukocytosis, eosinophilia, hypergammaglobulinemia, and increased
BEKHTI A. Mebendazole in Toxocariasis. Ann Intern Med. ;100:463. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-3-463_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(3):463.
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