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Albendazole in the Treatment of Ancylostomiasis, Ascariasis, Taeniasis and Amoebiasis in School Children

Albendazole in the Treatment of Ancylostomiasis, Ascariasis, Taeniasis and Amoebiasis in School Children

Wali Khan1,*, Mudassar Iqbal2 and Israr Khan2

1Department of Zoology, University of Malakand, Chakdara, Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
2Department of Zoology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

*     Corresponding author: iqbalmudassar827@gmail.com; walikhan.pk@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT

Present study was aimed to evaluate the efficacies of two brands of albendazole: bendazol and zentel against ancylostomiasis, ascariasis, taeniasis and amoebiasis in school children to make appropriate treatment protocol. All the infected children were randomly divided into 2 groups (A and B). Children in group A were treated with albendazole (bendazol) 400mg/kg while children in group B were treated with albendazole (zentel) 200mg/kg orally once a time. Eggs per gram of faeces were counted in each group before and after treatment. The % efficacy of albendazole (bendazol) and albendazole (zentel) against ancylostomiasis, ascariasis, taeniasis and amoebiasis were reported 92 and 83, 83 and 96, 74 and 81 and 84 and 74%, respectively. EPG counts amongst children in both the groups before and after treatment was not significant (P>0.05). Present study was concluded that albendazole (bendazol) was showing high rate of efficacy for ancylostomiasis and amoebiasis while albendazole (zentel) was most effective for ascariasis and taeniasis. Therefore both of the drugs used are equally contributed in the controlling of intestinal parasitic diseases in children.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 51, Iss. 4, Pages 1203-1598

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