Treatment and follow-up of the first case of human trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma evansi in India.

The first reported human case of trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma evansi was treated using suramin. Patient follow-up indicates that the drug and specific regimen used were well tolerated. Clinical, serological and parasitological investigations at 6 months indicate complete cure of the patient. Suramin should be considered in the treatment of other cases of human T. evansi infection, if they occur.
AuthorsP P Joshi, A Chaudhari, V R Shegokar, R M Powar, V S Dani, A M Somalwar, J Jannin, P Truc
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg) Vol. 100 Issue 10 Pg. 989-91 (Oct 2006) ISSN: 0035-9203 [Print] England
PMID16455122 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Trypanocidal Agents
  • Suramin
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Suramin (therapeutic use)
  • Trypanocidal Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Trypanosomiasis (drug therapy)

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