OxyFile #514


Ozonized Oil (Oleozon) in the Treatment of Children Suffering of 
Giardiasis

M.E. González, S. Menéndez(1), N. Cedeño, G. Orvera, W. Díaz(1).

Gastroenterology Institute, Cuba. 
1 - Ozone Research Center, Cuba. 

In the last years, an alarming increase in giardiasis, according 
to different reports of the Health World Organization, was 
achieved. The clinic symptomatology of this infection goes from 
cyst asymptomatic excretion to persistent and severe diarrheas, 
that could produce a syndrome of bad absorption. 362 children, 
from 8 months to 14 years, with Giardia lamblia, were studied. The 
diagnosis of giardiasis was confirmed by fecal heces or duodenal 
gavage. OLEOZON was dosified by drops or capsules, according to 
age, twice per day during 10 days, for 2 cycles of treatment with 
7 days interval without medication. Approximately, 10 days after 
finishing the second cycle of treatment, a duodenal gavage was 
performed. As healing criterion, the absence of cysts or 
trophozoites of Giardia lamblia in fecal heces and in duodenal 
gavage were considered. With the pattern of treatment proposed, 76 
% of cured children and 89 % of clinical improvement (elimination 
of symptoms) in the remaining not cured patients were achieved. 


Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.