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|Molar mass||460.149 g·mol−1|
Difetarsone is an antiprotozoal agent. Various studies have shown it to be particularly effective against Trichuris trichiura, commonly known as the whipworm. Prior to the drugs use in the early 1970s, there were few effective treatments for this infection. It has also been used to treat Entamoeba histolytica infections.
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- Aronson JK (2009). Meyler's Side Effects of Antimicrobial Drugs. p. 834. ISBN 9780080932934. Retrieved October 7, 2013.