Persistent Strongyloides stercoralis in a blind loop of the bowel. Successful treatment with mebendazole.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Three courses of thiabendazole therapy, including one course given directly into a blind loop of the bowel, failed to eradicate Strongyloides stercoralis from a 55-year-old man who had undergone a Roux-en-Y operation. The patient responded to 1.5 g/day of mebendazole for 14 days, and the infection did not recur. Our case illustrates the difficulty of eliminating S stercoralis from a blind loop of the bowel and indicates that mebendazole therapy used in adequate doses is effective treatment for strongyloidiasis. The lack of toxicity of mebendazole makes it a desirable drug for Strongyloides infestation resistant to thiabendazole therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, KH; Kauffman, CA

Published Date

  • February 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 143 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 357 - 358

PubMed ID

  • 6824404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9926

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020183035


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States