Supplemental Reading

Bartlett JB, Gallant JE. 2003 Medical Management of HIV Infection. Johns Hopkins University (Available online <>. Treatment specific recommendations for specific intestinal parasites affecting persons with HIV are provided).

Bennett A, Guyatt H. Reducing intestinal nematode infection: efficacy of albendazole and mebendazole. Parasitol Today 2000;16:71.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Parasitic Diseases website. < dpd/professional/default.htm>. (Range of fact sheets, information of diagnostics and treatments available at CDC).

Chen X, Keithly JS, Paya CV, LaRusso NF. Cryptosporidiosis. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:1723-31.

Drugs for Parasitic Infections. The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. New Rochelle: The Medical Letter, Inc; 2002. (Available online for free <>. Excellent reference for particular parasites with drugs of choice and alternatives listed, with adult and pediatric dosages, adverse effects, and list of manufacturers. Updated every 2 years.)

Drugs in pregnancy and lactation. In: Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ, editors. 6th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers; 2001.

Gann P, Neva F, Gam A. A randomized trial of single- and two-dose ivermectin versus thiabendazole for treatment of strongyloidiasis. J Infect Dis 1994;169:1076.

Gardner TB, Hill DR. Treatment of giardiasis. Clin Microbiol Rev 2001;14:114-128.

Gilbert DN, Moellering RC, Sande MA. The Sanford guide to antimicrobial therapy. 33rd ed. Hyde Park, VT: Antimicrobial Therapy, Inc; 2003:148. (Excellent pocket reference for all infectious disease treatments. Updated annually.)

Goldsmith RS. Infectious diseases: protozoal and helminthic. In: Tierney LM, McPhee SJ, Papadakis MA, editors. Current medical diagnosis and treatment. Lange Medical Books; 2003. p. 1463-532. (Excellent comprehensive reference that is updated annually).

Haque R, Huston CD, Hughes M, et al. Amebiasis. N Engl J Med 2003;348:1565-73.

Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases Antibiotic Guide. (Available online free <> and free PDA download).

Molina J, Tourneur M, Sarfati C, et al. Fumagillin treatment of intestinal microsporidiosis. N Engl J Med 2002;346:1963-9.

Savioli L, Crompton DWT, Neira M. Use of antihelminthic drugs during pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003;188:5-6.

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, 2002.

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