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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 186-188
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2005.186.188
 
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis: A Report of its Treatment with Mectizan in Sokoto, Nigeria

Opara W.E.K. and I.G. Ameh

Abstract:
Skin ulcer healing-time was observed in forty patients of Cutaneous leishmaniasis given surgical or drug treatment of various types. It took averages of two to five weeks (±1.41) and a maximum of nine weeks for ulcer of any of 22 patients who took mectizan (200-400 μg) to heal, leaving pale but smooth skin with no disfiguring cicatrix. This is a significantly (p<0.05) better result than an average of ten and half weeks (±4.95) ulcer healing-time observed in 14 patients treated with surgical curettage and wound dressing but no mectizan administration. Another 4 patients who took dapsone or rifampicin did not respond to treatment. It was concluded that mectizan showed promise and reliability when combined with surgical wound dressing to cure Cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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Opara W.E.K. and I.G. Ameh , 2005. Cutaneous leishmaniasis: A Report of its Treatment with Mectizan in Sokoto, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, 5: 186-188.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2005.186.188

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2005.186.188

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