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University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

Specialty

Medicine

Advisor

Dr. Thomas Colletti

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyze the effectiveness of ivermectin, a readily available and cost-effective antiparasitic drug with proposed anti-viral properties, in the treatment and prevention of disease progression in COVID-19-infected patients. Current studies convey a lack of strong evidence-based research to demonstrate a positive correlation between ivermectin use in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 infection and disease progression, including mortality. Although some studies showed a slight improvement in the prevention of disease progression, the numbers of those cases were not significant enough to convey strong evidence-based support for the use of this antiparasitic agent on COVID-19 infection and disease progression. Therefore, further studies need to be conducted to establish the effectiveness of using ivermectin for this viral infection.

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