Antihelminthic drugs in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis

Antihelminthic drugs in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis

Author Casella, AMB Google Scholar
Farah, M. E. Google Scholar
Belfort, R. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of ivermectin and thiabendazole in confirmed cases of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis.METHODS: Two patients with diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis were treated with anthelminthic drugs. the first patient was treated with ivermectin and the second, with thiabendazole.RESULTS: the worms were still mobile after treatment with ivermectin or thiabendazole. With the application of photocoagulation, the organisms were destroyed, and the patients' vision improved.CONCLUSION: in these two patients, ivermectin and thiabendazole were not effective in treating confirmed diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis.
Language English
Date 1998-01-01
Published in American Journal of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 125, n. 1, p. 109-111, 1998.
ISSN 0002-9394 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 109-111
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000071346100020

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