Journal article

Systematic review of the effectiveness of selected drugs for preventive chemotherapy for Taenia solium taeniasis

Michelle M Haby, Leopoldo A Sosa Leon, Ana Lucianez, Ruben Santiago Nicholls, Ludovic Reveiz, Meritxell Donadeu

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Preventive chemotherapy is a useful tool for the control of Taenia solium taeniasis and cysticercosis. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the scientific evidence concerning the effectiveness and safety of different drugs in preventive chemotherapy for T. solium taeniasis in endemic populations. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of controlled and uncontrolled studies, assessing the efficacy and adverse effects (among other outcomes) of albendazole, niclosamide and/or praziquantel for preventive chemotherapy of T. solium taeniasis. A comprehensive search was conducted for published and unpublished studies. Two reviewers screened articles, completed the data ext..

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