Tom 14, Nr 1 (2020)
Wybrane problemy kliniczne
Opublikowany online: 2020-03-01
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Atopic dermatitis caused by ascariasis and cured with nitazoxanide

Wojciech Piotr Ozimek, Jordi Gras-Ozimek, Montserrat Gras Graupera, Montserrat Gras Graupera
Forum Medycyny Rodzinnej 2020;14(1):45-50.

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Tom 14, Nr 1 (2020)
Wybrane problemy kliniczne
Opublikowany online: 2020-03-01

Streszczenie

Introduction: Ascariasis is mostly studied from the epidemiolog ical, public health and gastrointestinal perspective. In consequence, there are currently hardly any reports that associate ascariasis with atopic diseases and what is more, most of the available studies are either inconclusive or contradictory.

Case study: We report a case of chronic atopic dermatitis caused by Ascaris lumbricoides infestation that was cured with nitazoxanide. The studied patient was a 1.5 year boy that suffered from refractory atopic dermatitis. No improvement was observed during prior to nitazoxanide standard treatment including topic steroids, oral antihistaminics and eliminatory diet. After nitazoxanide treatment, all atopic dermatitis symptoms vanished.

Conclusions: Patients with ascariasis may present atopic dermatitis as the main symptom. The treatment should include antihelmintic medicines. In childr en < 24 months of age nitazoxanide is considered as a safe and effective drug.

Streszczenie

Introduction: Ascariasis is mostly studied from the epidemiolog ical, public health and gastrointestinal perspective. In consequence, there are currently hardly any reports that associate ascariasis with atopic diseases and what is more, most of the available studies are either inconclusive or contradictory.

Case study: We report a case of chronic atopic dermatitis caused by Ascaris lumbricoides infestation that was cured with nitazoxanide. The studied patient was a 1.5 year boy that suffered from refractory atopic dermatitis. No improvement was observed during prior to nitazoxanide standard treatment including topic steroids, oral antihistaminics and eliminatory diet. After nitazoxanide treatment, all atopic dermatitis symptoms vanished.

Conclusions: Patients with ascariasis may present atopic dermatitis as the main symptom. The treatment should include antihelmintic medicines. In childr en < 24 months of age nitazoxanide is considered as a safe and effective drug.

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Słowa kluczowe

ascariasis, ascaris lumbricoides, atopic dermatitis, nitazoxanide

Informacje o artykule
Tytuł

Atopic dermatitis caused by ascariasis and cured with nitazoxanide

Czasopismo

Forum Medycyny Rodzinnej

Numer

Tom 14, Nr 1 (2020)

Strony

45-50

Data publikacji on-line

2020-03-01

Rekord bibliograficzny

Forum Medycyny Rodzinnej 2020;14(1):45-50.

Słowa kluczowe

ascariasis
ascaris lumbricoides
atopic dermatitis
nitazoxanide

Autorzy

Wojciech Piotr Ozimek
Jordi Gras-Ozimek
Montserrat Gras Graupera
Montserrat Gras Graupera

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