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Table 2 Drug regimen and mean pre-therapy Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaraemia levels in the three single dose drug groups

From: Tolerability and efficacy of single dose albendazole, diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) or co-administration of albendazole with DEC in the clearance of Wuchereria bancroftiin asymptomatic microfilaraemic volunteers in Pondicherry, South India: a hospital-based study

Group No. patients ≤ 14 yearsa No. patients >14 yearsa Total No. of patients Drug regimenb Pre-therapy microfilaraemia (per mL)c
1 5 m, 4 f 5 m, 5 f 19 Alb 400 mg 77.6 (22 – 606)
2 3 m, 4 f 5 m, 5 f 17 DEC 6 mg/kg bodyweight 81.3 (22 – 542)
3 4 m, 4 f 5 m, 5 f 18 Alb 400 mg + DEC 6 mg/kg bodyweight 79.4 (24 – 223)
  1. a m = male, f = femaleb Alb = albendazole, DEC = diethylcarbamazine citrate c Geometric mean (range in parentheses): the pre-therapy values between the 3 drug groups did not differ significantly (F = 0.024, P = 0.976).