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Table 6 Known clinical outcomeof SAE cases reported to have occurred following ivermectin mass treatment from 1989 to 2001*

From: Serious adverse events following treatment with ivermectin for onchocerciasis control: a review of reported cases

Clinical Outcome Frequency of occurrence (%)
Full recovery 96 (70.1)
Full recovery (including neurologic) but other deficit persists 4† (2.9)
Partial neurologic deficit 9 (6.6)
Death 28 (20.4)
Total 137‡ (100)
  1. *cases reported as of August 31, 2002; †there were 2 cases of scarring due to drug skin reaction, 1 case of permanent soft tissue damage due to severe decubitus ulcers, and 1 case of nephrotic syndrome which predated the SAE; ‡the clinical outcome was not documented in 70 cases.