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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2012;55(1):49-55.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2012.55.1.49   
Pharmacotherapy for imported parasitic diseases with drugs reserved by the government
Weon Gyu Kho
1Department of Parasitology, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. wgkho@inje.ac.kr
2Paik Institute for Clinical Research, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Parasitic diseases are widely distributed throughout the world. Recently, travel abroad and migration from abroad are increasing in Korea. Therefore, it is necessary to appropriately control imported parasitic disease. The drugs for the treatment of the parasitic diseases that can be imported from abroad are reserved by the government. To guide proper treatment of parasitic diseases, recommended chemotherapy focused on these reserved drugs has been introduced. The diseases reviewed in this article include malaria, babesiosis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness, filariasis, angiostrongyliasis, and fascioliasis. Because most of the parasitic diseases produce severe illness or fatal results, rapid and accurate diagnosis is important and following fully the recommended therapy is needed. The recommended drug therapy changes from time to time due to various factors, so always recognizing and applying the latest therapy and is very important.
Key Words: Imported parasitic diseases, Drug therapy, Reserved drug


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