oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Treatment of urinary bilharziasis with antimony dimercaptosoccinate (TWSb)

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Twenty-five schoolboys weighing between 27 and 57 kg. were each given 0.4 gm. of TWSb (Antimony Dimercaptosllccinate) daily, by intravenous injection, for four consecutive days. They thus received 1.4 gm. TWSb irrespective of weight. The drug produced no objective symptoms of any kind; one boy complained of a bitter metallic taste after his third injection. They were treated as ambulant patients.

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