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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

Hyperinfection with Strongyloides in a HIV-negative elderly male


1 Department of Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry University, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry University, Puducherry, India

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D Jeyakumari
Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry - 605 107
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.97245

PMID: 23508878

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Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode producing mild infection in the immunocompetent and fatal hyperinfection syndrome in the immunocompromised. An elderly HIV-negative male presented with symptoms of chronic respiratory disease and vague abdominal symptoms. Examination of sputum and stools showed larvae of S. stercoralis. Bacterial and fungal causes of respiratory infections were ruled out. The patient responded to oral ivermectin.


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