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A diagnosis of rope worm infection is a controversial diagnosis. The first issue is whether the diagnosis is true.
Do you know what type of doctor she is seeing?
What test was done to diagnose the rope worm infection?
When I search the medical literature, there is not a single article about an infection by rope worm, so there is also no documented successful method for treatment.
So, from a medical perspective, there is no procedure for cure.
There are a number of medicines that can be used for worm infections that can be confirmed. For example, the most common worm infection is a round worm, and the usual first-line treatment is albendazole. This is an expensive medicine, costing about $120 per dose, but intestinal worm infections typically respond well to a single dose of the medicine.
However, I would first advise that if she should first have a valid evaluation for worm infections, and she may need to see a Parasitologist or an Infectious Disease specialist.
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