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Protozoa Treatments

Protozoa and their treatment

QuestionAnswer
Giardia Lamblia Metronidazole; GET on the metro!
Trichomonas vaginalis Metronidazole; GET on the metro!
Trypanosoma cruzi Nifurtimox (only symptomatic in chronic stage)
Trypanosoma gambiense and rhodesiense Suramin for blood-borne; Melarsoprol for CNS penetration
Leishmania donovani Sodium stibogluconate
Plasmodium vivax and ovale chloroquine and primaquine to prevent relapse (hypnozoites in liver)
Plasmodium malariae chloroquine
Plasmodium falciparum sulfadoxine plus pyrimethamine, mefloquine, quinine
Babesia quinine, clindamycin
Cryptosporidium None! -supportive
Toxoplasma gondii sulfadiazine plus pyrimethamine
Entamoeba histolytica Metronidazole and iodoquinol (specific for intraluminal killing; for carriers); GET on the metro!
Naegleria fowleri None!
Created by: mandykat