Ivermectin for Nematodal Infections

Wonder drug for worms: A review of three decades of ivermectin use in dermatology

Ivermectin has evolved over the last three decades from being a veterinary “blockbuster” drug to a panacea for nematodal infestation and ectoparasitic diseases in humans.[1] This oral drug has breathed fresh life in the management of ectoparasitic infections which was conventionally based only on topical medications. In this review, we discuss the intriguing journey of this drug in dermatology.