Indian Journal of Urology
: 2005  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--26

Medical treatment of filariasis and chyluria

MS Ansari 
 Department of Urology, SGPGIMS Lucknow, UP, India

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M S Ansari
Department of Urology,SGPGIMS Lucknow,UP

The medical treatment of filariasis and chyluria is based on dietary modification, i.e. a diet excluding fat, supplemented by medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and high protein content. Drug therapy include administration of antifilarial drugs like diethylcarbamizine (DEC), ivermectin and albendazole. Annual mass drug administration of DEC combined with albendazole is recommended by the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) in endemic areas. DEC-medicated salt has been effectively used in various filarial endemic countries and as well as in certain parts of India. Vector control is a useful means in addition to chemotherapy in control of lymphatic filariasis.

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Ansari M S. Medical treatment of filariasis and chyluria.Indian J Urol 2005;21:24-26

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Ansari M S. Medical treatment of filariasis and chyluria. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 May 17 ];21:24-26
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