oa South African Medical Journal - The "Public health cure" of bilharziasis with one-day course of antimony

Volume 20, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A hypothesis is advanced that smaller doses of antimony than those previously given in the intensive treatment of bilharziasis may render the human host non-infectious by killing the female worm. The value of this disinfestation is briefly discussed.

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