Disseminated strongyloidiasis in a 70-year-old lady

  • Monem Makki Alshok College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Iraq


Objectives To describe a case of disseminated strongyloidiasis in an old age lady with non-specific clinical manifestations.Methods and Results A 70-year-old lady was admitted to Merjan Teaching Hospital on 28th of July 2008 with 2 months history of generalisedabdominal pain. Presence of numerous S. stercoralis larvae during intestinal mucosal biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of hyperinfectionsyndrome in this patient. Albendazole therapy did not cure the effects; and the patient died due to this severe illness. The most importantclue to prevent such fatal consequences is high index of suspicion, early diagnosis and proper management.Conclusion Disseminated strongyloidiasis needs high index of suspicion especially in immunocompromised patient who presents withvague gastrointestinal manifestations.
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ALSHOK, Monem Makki. Disseminated strongyloidiasis in a 70-year-old lady. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 4, p. 39-41, jan. 2016. ISSN 2413-0516. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/jcms/article/view/53>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2021.
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disseminated strongyloidosis, gastrointestinal biopsy, old age