oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Chemotherapy of hookworm infestation

Volume 6, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



(1) 1-Bromo-B-Napthol was given to 12 African patients with hookworm infestions. (2) No case was completely disinfested with divided doses totalling up to 28 gm. in one month. The highest individual dose in one day was 6 gm. (3) A moderate anthelminthic effect was observed in seven cases. (4) The drug is of low toxicity in anaemic patients. (5) It is not recommended for field work in view of the large and repeated dose required. (6) The results compare unfavourably with those reported in Japan.

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