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Mirazid (Commiphora molmol) in treatment of human heterophyiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17985576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 3278 patients attended Mansoura University Hospitals' Clinics with gastro-intestinal troubles suggesting parasitosis were examined by direct smear and by Kato-Katz methods for parasites especially Heterophyes heterophyes. Fifty clinically and parasitologically proved pure heterophyiasis patients were given Mirazid as two capsules for 9 successive days on an empty stomach an hour before breakfast. All the cases were subjected to history taking and clinical examination before treatment and were followed-up for four weeks post-treatment. There was an overt clinical and parasitological improvement. A total of 47 out of 50 (94%) were cured. Another course was given to the three patients who were still positive, but only two of them were cured (66.7%). The overall cure rate was 49/50 (98%) and none had any side effect. The history and treatment of this zoonotic parasite was critically discussed.
Ahmad M Massoud; Atef M El-Shazly; Tosson A Morsy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1110-0583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-07     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102141     Medline TA:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-410     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, AI-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents / therapeutic use*
Commiphora / chemistry*
Heterophyidae / drug effects*,  growth & development
Middle Aged
Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Trematode Infections / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiplatyhelmintic Agents; 0/Plant Extracts

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