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Arch Dis Child. 1970 April; 45(240): 193–195.
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Metronidazole and Niridazole combined with Dehydroemetine in Treatment of Children with Amoebic Liver Abscess


Metronidazole combined with dehydroemetine cured 13 of 15 children with amoebic liver abscess. An alternative combination of niridazole with dehydroemetine produced cure in 13 of 14 children. No relapses were observed. Electrocardiographic changes were noted in 2 of the first group and in 5 of those who received the second regimen. The results are similar to those obtained with emetine preparations combined with chloroquine. Either metronidazole or niridazole are effective substitutes for chloroquine and of these preparations metronidazole is preferred.

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