Revista argentina de microbiología
versión impresa ISSN 0325-7541
KROLEWIECKI, Alejandro J.; CAJAL, Silvana P.; VILLALPANDO, Carlos y GIL, José F.. Ivermectin-related adverse clinical events in patients treated for Mansonella ozzardi infections. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.1, pp. 48-50. ISSN 0325-7541.
We report the occurrence of serious reactions after treatment with oral ivermectin in two patients with Mansonella ozzardi infections. Both had systemic and respiratory symptoms and recovered without sequelae. Follow-up revealed clearance of microfilaremia in both cases, with relapse in one of them. These reactions are well described in the treatment of other filarial infections, but have not yet been reported in the treatment of M. ozzardi. We are now reporting the first such known reactions with this helminthiasis.
Palabras clave : Mansonella ozzardi; Filariasis; Ivermectin; Safety.