Drugs - Real World Outcomes (2017) 4:151–158 DOI 10.1007/s40801-017-0110-0 OR IGINAL RESEARCH ARTIC L E Central and Peripheral Nervous System Disorders Following Ivermectin Mass Administration: A Descriptive Study Based on the Democratic Republic of Congo Pharmacovigilance System 1,2,3 1 2,3 4 • • • • Didier Nzolo Francis Anto Sarah Hailemariam Didier Bakajika 5 6 2,3 2,3,7 • • • • Daniel Muteba Jean-Claude Makenga Gautier Mesia Celestin Nsibu 2,3,8 2,3 Samuel Mampunza Gaston Tona Published online: 9 June 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract mectin in the DRC were extracted from the World Health Introduction The mainstay of onchocerciasis control cur- Organization (WHO) Global individual case safety report rently is mass administration of ivermectin; however, this (ICSR) database (VigiBase). The review covered the per- may be associated with serious adverse events, including iod 2009–2013 and focused on central and peripheral deaths, when administered in areas where onchocerciasis nervous system disorders. Relevant demographic, clinical, and loiasis are co-endemic. and parasitological data, including age, sex, area of resi- Objectives The objective of the current study was to dence, adverse events, and parasite density were extracted. describe the central and peripheral nervous system disor- Descriptive
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