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Acute febrile respiratory reaction after praziquantel treatment during asymptomatic late form of acute schistosomiasis

Neumayr, A. L. and Tschirky, B. and Warren, A. and Hatz, C. F. and Blum, J. A.. (2012) Acute febrile respiratory reaction after praziquantel treatment during asymptomatic late form of acute schistosomiasis. Journal of Travel Medicine, Vol. 19, H. 4. pp. 264-267.

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Abstract

Paradoxical reactions (Jarish Herxheimer-like reactions) have been described in patients treated with praziquantel (PZQ) during acute schistosomiasis (infected >/= 3 mo), while PZQ treatment of chronic schistosomiasis is generally considered to be safe. We report an acute febrile reaction with respiratory decompensation following PZQ treatment in a 17-year-old male patient who had no potential (re)exposure to infection for at least 5 months and was therefore considered to have reached the chronic stage of disease. We speculate that the clinical manifestations in our patient constitute a very late paradoxical reaction in an unusually long acute phase of infection
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Medical Practice Föhre (Blum)
UniBasel Contributors:Hatz, Christoph and Blum, Johannes A. and Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Blackwell
ISSN:1195-1982
e-ISSN:1708-8305
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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