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Research Article

Treatment Response of Cystic Echinococcosis to Benzimidazoles: A Systematic Review

  • Marija Stojkovic mail,

    Marija.Stojkovic@med.uni-heidelberg.de

    Affiliation: Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Marcel Zwahlen,

    Affiliations: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Clinical Trials Unit Bern, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Antonella Teggi,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy

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  • Kamenna Vutova,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, University of Medicine Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

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  • Carmen M. Cretu,

    Affiliation: “C. Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacology, Colentina Teaching Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

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  • Roberto Virdone,

    Affiliation: Azienda Ospedaliera “V. Cervello,” Department of Gastroenterology, Palermo, Italy

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  • Polyxeni Nicolaidou,

    Affiliation: University Hospital “Attikon,” Department of Pediatrics, Haidari, Greece

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  • Nazan Cobanoglu,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Thomas Junghanss

    Affiliation: Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Published: September 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000524

About the Authors

Marija Stojkovic, Thomas Junghanss
Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Marcel Zwahlen
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Marcel Zwahlen
Clinical Trials Unit Bern, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Antonella Teggi
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy
Kamenna Vutova
Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, University of Medicine Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Carmen M. Cretu
“C. Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacology, Colentina Teaching Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Roberto Virdone
Azienda Ospedaliera “V. Cervello,” Department of Gastroenterology, Palermo, Italy
Polyxeni Nicolaidou
University Hospital “Attikon,” Department of Pediatrics, Haidari, Greece
Nazan Cobanoglu
Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Email: Marija.Stojkovic@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS MZ AT KV CMC RV PN NC TJ. Performed the experiments: AT KV CMC RV PN NC. Analyzed the data: MS MZ TJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS MZ AT KV CMC RV PN NC. Wrote the paper: MS MZ TJ. Coordinated EchinoMEDREV network: MS. Revised the paper: AT KV CMC RV PN NC.