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Treatment of eosinophilic meningitis with a combination of prednisolone and mebendazole.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2006; 74(6):1122-4AJ

Abstract

To study the efficacy of the combination of prednisolone and mebendazole for the treatment of eosinophilic meningitis, we conducted a pilot study among Thai patients with eosinophilic meningitis. Patients were given a two-week course of prednisolone, 60 mg/day, and mebendazole, 10 mg/kg/day. The primary observation parameter was the number of patients who still had headaches after the two-week course of treatment. Forty-one patients were enrolled in the study. Four (10%) patients still had headaches after the two-week course of treatment and the median length of time until complete disappearance of headaches was three days. Serious side effects were not detected. Treatment for two weeks with the combination regimen of prednisolone and mebendazole is safe and beneficial in relieving headaches in patients with eosinophilic meningitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. chotmongkolverajit@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16760531

Citation

Chotmongkol, Verajit, et al. "Treatment of Eosinophilic Meningitis With a Combination of Prednisolone and Mebendazole." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 74, no. 6, 2006, pp. 1122-4.
Chotmongkol V, Sawadpanitch K, Sawanyawisuth K, et al. Treatment of eosinophilic meningitis with a combination of prednisolone and mebendazole. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;74(6):1122-4.
Chotmongkol, V., Sawadpanitch, K., Sawanyawisuth, K., Louhawilai, S., & Limpawattana, P. (2006). Treatment of eosinophilic meningitis with a combination of prednisolone and mebendazole. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 74(6), pp. 1122-4.
Chotmongkol V, et al. Treatment of Eosinophilic Meningitis With a Combination of Prednisolone and Mebendazole. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;74(6):1122-4. PubMed PMID: 16760531.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Treatment of eosinophilic meningitis with a combination of prednisolone and mebendazole. AU - Chotmongkol,Verajit, AU - Sawadpanitch,Kookwan, AU - Sawanyawisuth,Kittisak, AU - Louhawilai,Sitichoke, AU - Limpawattana,Panita, PY - 2006/6/9/pubmed PY - 2006/7/21/medline PY - 2006/6/9/entrez SP - 1122 EP - 4 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 74 IS - 6 N2 - To study the efficacy of the combination of prednisolone and mebendazole for the treatment of eosinophilic meningitis, we conducted a pilot study among Thai patients with eosinophilic meningitis. Patients were given a two-week course of prednisolone, 60 mg/day, and mebendazole, 10 mg/kg/day. The primary observation parameter was the number of patients who still had headaches after the two-week course of treatment. Forty-one patients were enrolled in the study. Four (10%) patients still had headaches after the two-week course of treatment and the median length of time until complete disappearance of headaches was three days. Serious side effects were not detected. Treatment for two weeks with the combination regimen of prednisolone and mebendazole is safe and beneficial in relieving headaches in patients with eosinophilic meningitis. SN - 0002-9637 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16760531/full_citation L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=16760531 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -