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Recurrent isosporiasis over a decade in an immunocompetent host successfully treated with pyrimethamine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12578164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recurrent isosporiasis in an immunocompetent host is reported. The patient suffered from chronic intermittent diarrhea for over a decade. Multiple short-term administrations of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole followed by pyrimethamine, or albendazole combined with tinidazole could not control the relapses. However, treatment with pyrimethamine, 25 mg/d for 20 weeks, was successful.
Authors:
Somchai Jongwutiwes; Pichet Sampatanukul; Chaturong Putaporntip
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-11     Completed Date:  2003-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  859-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. fmedsjw@md2.md.chula.ac.th
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Albendazole / therapeutic use
Animals
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use*
Chronic Disease
Drug Administration Schedule
Humans
Immunocompetence*
Isospora / isolation & purification
Isosporiasis / drug therapy*,  parasitology,  physiopathology*
Male
Middle Aged
Pyrimethamine / therapeutic use*
Recurrence
Time Factors
Tinidazole / therapeutic use
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Antiprotozoal Agents; 19387-91-8/Tinidazole; 54965-21-8/Albendazole; 58-14-0/Pyrimethamine; 8064-90-2/Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination

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