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Ivermectin (Stromectol) appears on a list of a patient's recent medications. The nurse who is reviewing the medications is justified in suspecting that the patient may have been receiving treatment for a parasitic infection with
A)Entamoeba histolytica.
B)Giardia lamblia.
C)Strongyloides stercoralis.
D)Plasmodium falciparum.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Ivermectin (Stromectol), which is used for numerous parasitic infections, is most active against strongyloidiasis (caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis). Entamoeba histolytica causes amebiasis. Plasmodium falciparum causes malaria, and Giardia lamblia causes giardiasis.

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