Friday, September 25, 2015

Clinically Available Medicines Demonstrating Anti-Toxoplasma Activity

 2015 Sep 21. pii: AAC.02009-15. [Epub ahead of print]


Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan parasite of humans and other mammals, including livestock and companion animals. While chemotherapeutic regimens, including pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine, ameliorate acute or recrudescent disease such as toxoplasmic encephalitis or ocular toxoplasmosis, these drugs are often toxic to the host. Moreover, no approved options are available to treat infected women who are pregnant. Lastly, no drug regimen has shown the ability to eradicate the chronic stage of infection, which is characterized by chemo-resistant intracellular cysts that persist for the life of the host. In an effort to promote additional chemotherapeutic options, we now evaluate clinically available drugs that have shown efficacy in disease models, but which lack clinical case reports. Ideally, less toxic treatments for the acute disease can be identified and developed, with an additional goal of cyst clearance from human and animal hosts.
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1 comment:

Gary said...

I believe that I was cured by Ciplox-TZ (Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole).