Poor response to long-term albendazole therapy of hydatid liver cysts

Gourdas Choudhuri, Rajendranath Prasad, Bailur V. Tantry, Mahesh P. Sharma, Rakesh K. Tandon

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Seven patients with uncomplicated hepatic hydatid cysts (Echinococcus granulosus) were treated with albendazole 10 mg/kg/day for 2-6 months (mean 4 months). Serial sonographic evaluation showed reduction in cyst size in only 1 patient (the anteroposterior diameter decreased from 16.5 cm to 4.9 cm). Therapy in this patient was discontinued after 4 months due to development of jaundice. Albendazole appears to have a limited role in the treatment of hydatid disease of the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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