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Nov 21, 1987Abstract. Single 500 mg doses of mebendazole (Vermox; Janssen) were administered to 211 children aged 5 - 16 years in a rural area for treatment of single and mixed infestations with Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm and Trichuris trichiura; the majority of subjects had low egg counts. Treatment was particularly effective against Ascaris, less effective.
Methods: Single 100 mg doses of mebendazole were administered to persons living along Amazon tributaries in Northeastern Peru. Directly-observed treatment was repeated at 3-month intervals over a 2-year period in a single treatment village.
Single dose therapy of ascariasis--a randomized comparison