Drug resistance in human helminths: Current situation and lessons from livestock

Citation
S. Geerts et B. Gryseels, Drug resistance in human helminths: Current situation and lessons from livestock, CLIN MICROB, 13(2), 2000, pp. 207
Citations number
156
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS
ISSN journal
0893-8512 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Database
ISI
SICI code
0893-8512(200004)13:2<207:DRIHHC>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
In this review the available reports on drug resistance in human helminths, particularly hookworms and schistosomes, are critically analyzed. The expe riences with helminths of livestock are then reviewed, in particular the fa ctors contributing to the development of anthelmintic resistance, the mecha nisms and genetics of resistance to various anthelmintic classes, and the m ethods available for detection. These experiences appear to be worryingly s imilar and relevant to the potential development of drug resistance in huma n helminths. Recommendations to reduce its risks are suggested.