Latest Advances

  • Condition: Mansonella Perstans Infection in Ghana
  • Journal: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • Treatment Used: Doxycycline
  • Number of Patients: 200
  • Published —
This study determined i) whether wolbachia are present in M. perstans in Ghana and ii) doxycycline treatment will deplete Wolbachia and cause a slow, sustained decline in microfilariae (MF).
  • Condition: Mansonella Ozzardi Infection in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Journal: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • Treatment Used: Ivermectin
  • Number of Patients: 19
  • Published —
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a single oral dose of ivermectin (0.15 mg/kg) in the reduction of the Mansonella ozzardi microfilaraemia and the occurrence of adverse effects in infected people in the Brazilian Amazon.
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