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Could chemotherapy rid your body of paarasites?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Possibly?: If you are referring to cancer chemotherapies, it is theoretically possible that a given chemotherapy drug could be toxic to a parasite. A quick search of the literature did turn up a class of cancer chemotherapeutics called kinase inhibitors that affects certain signaling pathways in human cells that certain parasites (malaria) require for reproduction in the host.
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