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Atopic dermatitis caused by ascariasis and cured with nitazoxanide

Wojciech Piotr Ozimek1, Jordi Gras-Ozimek2, Montserrat Gras Graupera, Montserrat Gras Graupera
Forum Medycyny Rodzinnej 2020;14(1):45-50.


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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