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[Blastocystosis: nitazoxanide as a new therapeutic option].

Abstract
We report a case of a patient with AIDS and severe immunosuppression who developed diarrhea due to a vacuolar stage of Blastocystis hominis. The patient was treated with nitazoxanide, a 5-nitrothiazole broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent. We obtained complete remission of symptoms and eradication of the parasite. Nitazoxanide is a new treatment option for blastocystosis in AIDS patients. Further studies to test its efficacy are needed.
AuthorsSérgio Cimerman, Maria Cecília Teixeira Ladeira, Wilma Assunção Iuliano
JournalRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (Rev Soc Bras Med Trop) 2003 May-Jun Vol. 36 Issue 3 Pg. 415-7 ISSN: 0037-8682 [Print] Brazil
Vernacular TitleBlastocistose: nitazoxanida como nova opção terapêutica.
PMID12908045 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • Thiazoles
  • nitazoxanide
Topics
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections (diagnosis, drug therapy)
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Antiprotozoal Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Blastocystis Infections (diagnosis, drug therapy)
  • Blastocystis hominis (isolation & purification)
  • Feces (parasitology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parasite Egg Count
  • Thiazoles (therapeutic use)

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