Corruption Eradication (1): Side effect

Posted On 25/09/2007

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Corruption is the sickness of a country. For country like Malaysia that enter critical stage of the parasite infection, eradication can be as lethal as the sickness.

Here is a side effect example taking from parasite treatment medicine : Praziquantel

The majority of side-effects develop due to the killing of parasites, release of contents of parasites and consequent host immune reactions. The heavier the parasite burden, the heavier and more frequent the side effects normally are.

  • Central Nervous System : Frequent are dizziness, headache and malaise. Drowsiness, somnolence, fatigue and vertigo have also been seen. Almost all patients with cerebral cysticercosis experience CNS side effects related to the cell-death of the parasites (headache, worsening of preexisting neurological problems, seizures, arachnoiditis, and meningism). These side effects may be life-threatening and can be reduced by coadministration of corticoids. It is strongly recommended that all patients with cerebral cysticercosis are hospitalized during treatment.
  • GI Tract : Approximately 90% of all patients have abdominal pain or cramps with or without nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may develop and may be severe with colicky. Sweating, fever, and sometimes bloody stools may emerge together with diarrhea.
  • Liver : Asymptomatic and transient increases of liver enzymes (AST and ALT) are noted frequently (up to 27%). No case of symptomatic liver damage has ever been seen so far.
  • Sensitivity Reactions : Urticaria, rash, pruritus and eosinophilia in White Blood Counts.
  • Other Locations/Body as a Whole : Low Back Pain, myalgia, arthralgia, fever, sweating, various cardiac arrhythmias, and hypotension.

It seems so many people call for corruption eradication, but few notice the consequences to suggest a cure that lessen the side effect of the eradication. And for the previous 4 years, it is clear that the administration are consume by the fear of corruption eradication side effect, worst, the administration join the rank of corruption (yet another : If you can’t convince them, join them).

Thus a proper treatment that take care of the side effect is as important as the cure itself.

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This is a indirect inspiration from reading fact sheet of Water Caltrop. Because from the fact sheet, parasite Fasciolopsiasis , can be transmitted by the surface of the plants. Thus, water caltrop must be cooked before consume!

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