Tropical Parasitology

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

Hyperinfection with Strongyloides in a HIV-negative elderly male


S Girija1, Suresh Kannan1, D Jeyakumari2, R Gopal2 
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

Correspondence Address:
D Jeyakumari
Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry - 605 107
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Girija S, Kannan S, Jeyakumari D, Gopal R. Hyperinfection with Strongyloides in a HIV-negative elderly male.Trop Parasitol 2012;2:64-66


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Girija S, Kannan S, Jeyakumari D, Gopal R. Hyperinfection with Strongyloides in a HIV-negative elderly male. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];2:64-66
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