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1

What is the drug of choice for tetanus treatment?

Metronidazole

2

Malaria Tissue schizonticide of choice is

primaquine

3

What is the first line drug for malaria?

Artemether-lumefantrine (Coartem)

4

Drug of choice for P. vivax

Chloroquine

5

Pyrantel Embonate is the drug of choice for

EHA
Enterobious
Hookworm
Ascaris

6

What is the drug of choice for Filariasis?

Diethylcarbamazine

7

What is the drug of choice for schistosomiasis?

Praziquantel

8

What is the Drug of choice for tapeworm?

Praziquantel

9

What is IV Acyclovir used for?

HSV and VZV infections

10

Give indications for oral treatment for moderate to severe varicella

->12 y.o
-those with chronic cutaneous or pulmonary skin disorders
-those receiving long term salicylate therapy
-those receiving short, intermittent or aerosolized corticosteroids
-pregnant women in 2nd-3rd trimesters

11

Give indications for IV varicella treatment

-immunocompromised patients including those treated with chronic corticosteroids
-pregnant women with serious complications

12

True about HSV treatment EXCEPT
a. Neonatal: regardless of manifestations and clinical findings, oral acyclovir should be given (14 days for skin, eye and mouth disease, 21 days for HSV encephalitis)
b.Genital: Primary: oral acyclovir or valacyclovir, IV for severe cases
c. Mucocutaneous: IV acyclovir for immunocompromised; Oral acyclovir for immunocompetent
d. NOTA

a; oral

13

Synthetic guanosine analog that competes for guanosine triphosphate for incorporation into viral DNA; with good activity against CMV

Ganciclovir