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What does Drug X most closely resemble? During an experiment, Drug X is administered to treat trematode and cestode infestations. Results show that Drug X increases the permeability of the cell membranes to calcium, causing paralysis, dislodgement, and death of the parasite.



A. Albendazole
B. Bithionol
C. Diethylcarbamazine
D. Niclosamide
E. Praziquantel

This question is part of NBME 13 Section 2 (50 questions)
Asked by Coulter, Last updated: Jun 06, 2019

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C. Bernthal

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C. BernthalTeacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle
Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered on Jun 06, 2019

The correct answer to this question is E, Praziquantel. This medication is sold under other brand names, such as Biltricide. It is used to treat many parasitic worm infections, including tapeworm infections, schistosomiasis, opisthorchiasis, and fluke infections. The medication is taken orally and is not recommended for use for worm infections in the eye.

Like all medications, there are side effects that can occur, including headaches, vomiting, and pain in the abdomen. In 1982 was when Praziquantel was first approved for use in the United States and it is regarded as one of the safest and most effective medicines. An average cost of treatment can range from $100 to $200

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C. Wasek

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C. WasekPhilanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi
Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered on Apr 24, 2019

E is the answer to this question. If you are not too familiar with this type of medicine, this is known to be used in order to get rid of worms from the body. There are some worm eggs that may be inside the body that may hatch and multiply.

Can you imagine if you would have a lot of worms growing and being parasites inside your own body? Schistosoma worms are actually worms that may enter the body through the skin. If in case you come in contact with contaminated water, this may enter through the pores of your skin and start to multiply. This is something that you want to avoid at all costs.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Nov 01, 2016

Praziquantel
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