Knights of Walpurgis

Antitrypanosomal drugs

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Edwin Flor was brought to the hospital. He was diagnosed with African Sleeping Sickness from Trypanosoma brucei gambiense which he got after a hunting trip to Sudan. He was given eflornithine but he developed thrombocytopenia. He later developed convulsions

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The Matthews Story

Nifty, a 40 year old elephant hunter from America, suddenly collapsed. You suspect Chagas disease brought by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Further investigation revealed that the hotel that he stayed in Guadalajara, Mexico is infested by assassin bugs (Triatominae). His wife also went down with the disease. She was pregnant and so, you cannot use nifurtimox on the wife but you can administer it Nifty.

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Egillit’s Blog

Benz also had Chagas disease. He was given benznidazole but he had peripheral neuropathy and bone marrow depression.

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