efficacy of macrolides vs. metronidazole against entamoeba histolytica clinical isolates.current treatment of entamoeba histolytica infection requires the use of several agents that are effective at different sites of the body. commonly administered agents such as nitroimidazoles have a high rate of gastrointestinal side effects and their use is restricted during pregnancy. in order to offer new choices, four macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, josamycin) and metronidazole were tested for their in vitro activity against e. histolytica. ten clinically i ...200111571837
[prevalence of protozoans in children with acute diarrheal disease].a cross-sectional study was conducted in june-september 1991 in the oral rehydration unit of a children's hospital in santo domingo to determine the prevalence of enteric protozoa as a cause of diarrhea. the 100 randomly selected children were aged 3-35 months and had light to moderate dehydration and diarrhea of less than 15 days' duration. the relationship between the presence of protozoans and various risk factors was assessed following the model of a case control study, with children havin ...199112290552
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