What is the treatment for hepatic amebiasis?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Chloroquine has also been used for patients with hepatic amebiasis. Dehydroemetine (available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] Drug Service [404-639-3670]) has been successfully used but, because of its potential myocardial toxicity, is not preferred.


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