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Onchocerciasis Summary

Description: Infection with nematodes of the genus ONCHOCERCA. Characteristics include the presence of firm subcutaneous nodules filled with adult worms, PRURITUS, and ocular lesions.

Also Known As: Onchocerciases

Networked: 1132 relevant articles (72 outcomes, 148 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Onchocerciasis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Ivermectin (Mectizan) : 43 outcomes 91 studies in 554 results : FDA 1
  2. Doxycycline (Vibramycin) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 18 results : FDA 23 Generic
  3. Diethylcarbamazine (Hetrazan) : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 109 results : FDA 1
  4. Antigens : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 120 results : IBA
  5. Carbon Monoxide : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 56 results : IBA
  6. Suramin (Suramin Sodium) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 49 results : IBA
  7. Trichlorfon (Metrifonate) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 11 results : IBA
  8. milbemycin (moxidectin) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 7 results : IBA
  9. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 22 results : IBA
  10. Vaccines : 1 outcome 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Onchocerciasis

  1. Infection
  2. Strongyloidiasis
  3. Filarial Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis)
  4. Filariasis
  5. Ocular Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
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Key Therapies for Onchocerciasis

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 88 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 20 results
  3. Oral Administration : 1 outcome in 5 results
  4. Investigational Therapies (Experimental Therapy) : 1 study in 3 results
  5. Withholding Treatment : 1 study in 2 results
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