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BOF: 2.188

A 26-year-old male who live in the south-western coastal region of Sri Lanka, presents with a history of cough and wheeze of a few months duration. He also complains of fever, feeling generally unwell and has lost weight.

On examination he appears to have lost weight. Auscultation of his lungs reveals widespread rhonchi and crepitations.

Chest X-ray shows milary mottling.

Hb 12.9 g/ dL

Eosinophil count 36,000 /mm3

In this patient which of the following would you use to treat the patient?

a)      High dose oral steroids

b)      Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Ethambutol, Pyrazinamide

c)      Albendazole

d)      Praziquantel

e)      Diethylcarbamazine

 

 

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