The Treatment of Ascariasis with Levamisol

Short communication


Hoda A. El-Boulaqi 1, F. K. Dar 1, Ezzat G. Mikhail 2, Ensaf I. Hamdy 2

1-Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, .S.P.L.A .J 2-Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.1. January 1979:61-62


Lavamisol was found to be a most effective drug in the treatment of human Ascariasis. A cure rate of 97.5% was obtained in a series of 120 patients using a single oral dose of 2.5 mg/kg without fasting or purging. There were only 3 failures , who were all cured by a second dose of the drug one week later. The drug was well-tolerated, and no side-effects were observed.

Keywords: The Treatment of Ascariasis with Levamisol