Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Dispatch

High Failure Rates of Melarsoprol for Sleeping Sickness, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jo Robays*Comments to Author , Gaspard Nyamowala†‡, Claude Sese†, Victor Betu Ku Mesu Kande†, Pascal Lutumba†§, Wim Van der Veken¶, and Marleen Boelaert*
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; ‡Medische Missie Samenwerking Organisation, Kinshasa; §University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa; ¶Belgian Technical Cooperation, Kinshasa;

Main Article

Table 1

Melarsoprol relapse rates in second-stage human African trypanosomiasis patients, Equateur Nord Province, 2001–2003

Year Part of province
Total
Northern
Central
Southern
No. treated No. (%) relapsed No. treated No. (%) relapsed No. treated No. (%) relapsed No. treated No. (%) relapsed
2001 708 90 (12.7) 1,154 284 (24.6) 506 46 (9.1) 2,368 420 (17.7)
2002 572 56 (9.8) 799 180 (22.5) 135 36 (26.7) 1,506 272 (18.1)
2003 362 57 (15.7) 570 171 (30.0) 119 39 (32.8) 1,051 267 (25.4)
Total 1,642 203 (12.4) 2,523 635 (25.2) 760 121 (15.9) 4,925 959 (19.5)

Main Article

TOP