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January 1965


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(1):147. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030149033

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Dr. Berberian's letter was referred to Dr. Spaeth, who offers the following reply:

To the Editor:  We are grateful to Dr. Berberian for his letter regarding dosage of thiabendazole. As stated in our case report, 1,000 mg a day, divided into two equal doses, was given orally for seven days (a total of 7.0 gm). On page 362 the dosage is improperly stated as "1,000 mg a day (60 mg/kg/day)." This should read "1000 mg a day (20 mg/kg/day)." This misprint was not the error of the publisher. We are sorry we missed it.Approximately 20 cases of trichinosis have been treated with thiabendazole since our initial case. The results have been encouraging but not uniformly satisfactory. One patient (of E. Keates, MD) with massive parasite infestation was not cured even though treated with 100 mg/kg/day for several days following a week's treatment with 50 mg/kg/day. Almost all patients, however,

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