Disseminated strongyloidiasis in a immunocompromised host

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Strongyloidiasis in an immunocompromised patient has the potential to be life threatening. We describe a boy who was on steroids for acute demyelinating myelitis and receiving antibiotics for E.coli UTI and meningitis. He developed anasarca, malabsorption, malnutrition and left ventricular failure. Duodenal biopsy revealed abundant rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. The diagnosis went unsuspected and proved fatal. This emphasizes the need to have a high index of suspicion and early intervention for S. stercoralis in immunosuppressed persons who present with refractory gastrointestinal symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)974-976
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume48
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011

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Strongyloidiasis
Strongyloides stercoralis
Immunocompromised Host
Myelitis
Meningitis
Malnutrition
Larva
Edema
Steroids
Escherichia coli
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Biopsy

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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