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August 21, 1937

STUDIES ON OXYURIASIS: V. THERAPY WITH SINGLE DOSES OF TETRACHLORETHYLENE

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

From the Division of Zoology, National Institute of Health, U. S. Public Health Service, and the Medical Department of the Metropolitan Police Boys' Club, Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1937;109(8):570-573. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780340026009
Abstract

Oxyuriasis is the subject of a group study in the Division of Zoology, and in connection with this study attention is being given to the matter of developing an effective therapy. Wright and Cram1 have reviewed many of the methods recommended in the literature for the control and treatment of oxyuriasis, have pointed out defects and inadequacies in some of these methods and objections to the use of others, and have outlined the requirements for a satisfactory therapy. The present paper deals with the results of the treatment of fifty cases of oxyuriasis with single doses of tetrachlorethylene, and supplements a preliminary report2 on the use of this drug.

During the late summer of 1936, one of us3 conducted a pinworm survey in a group of more than 200 boys attending the summer camp of the Metropolitan Police Boys' Club near Scotland, Md. Among the group of

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