Poor response to long-term albendazole therapy of hydatid liver cysts

Gourdas Choudhuri, Rajendranath Prasad, Bailur V. Tantry, Mahesh P. Sharma, Rakesh K. Tandon

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Abstract

Seven patients with uncomplicated hepatic hydatid cysts (Echinococcus granulosus) were treated with albendazole 10 mg/kg/day for 2-6 months (mean 4 months). Serial sonographic evaluation showed reduction in cyst size in only 1 patient (the anteroposterior diameter decreased from 16.5 cm to 4.9 cm). Therapy in this patient was discontinued after 4 months due to development of jaundice. Albendazole appears to have a limited role in the treatment of hydatid disease of the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1989

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Albendazole
Echinococcosis
Liver
Hepatic Echinococcosis
Echinococcus granulosus
Jaundice
Cysts
Liver Diseases
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Choudhuri, Gourdas ; Prasad, Rajendranath ; Tantry, Bailur V. ; Sharma, Mahesh P. ; Tandon, Rakesh K. / Poor response to long-term albendazole therapy of hydatid liver cysts. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1989 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 323-325.
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Poor response to long-term albendazole therapy of hydatid liver cysts. / Choudhuri, Gourdas; Prasad, Rajendranath; Tantry, Bailur V.; Sharma, Mahesh P.; Tandon, Rakesh K.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, No. 3, 01.01.1989, p. 323-325.

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