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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 47, Issue 6, pp 481–482 | Cite as

Levamisole therapy in Indian childhood cirrhosis

  • B. Sharda
  • B. Bhandari
Original Article

Abstract

Nine histopathologically proved cases of ICC were treated with the immunopotentiating agent levamisole. Equal number of ICC patients were on steroid treatment and served as controls. Fatal outcome was invariable in both groups. The duration of treatment i.e. from beginning of treatment to death did not differ in the two groups. It is concluded that levamisole in the doses given has no therapeutic value in ICC.

Keywords

Fatal Outcome Levamisole Obstructive Jaundice Intrahepatic Cholestasis Spleen Size 
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Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sharda
    • 1
  • B. Bhandari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMedical CollegeUdaipurIndia

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