Strongylodiasis infestation in a non-endemic area

MB Monereo-Muñoz, E González-Reimers, Álvavez-Argüelles H, Martín-Ponce E, Pérez-Ramirez A, González-Pérez. JM, Jorge Ripper C, García-Hérnandez S, Hernández-González I


Strongiloides stercolaris may reside in the intestinal wall asymptomatically for decades and flare up when immunosuppression ensues. We report the case of a patient with hypereosinophilia of unknown origin in whom systemic strongyloidiasis was diagnosed after a course of steroids. The disease presented with recurrent meningitis and duodenal obstruction, and was treated uneventfully with Ivermectine. Probably the parasite was acquired during his stay in Venezuela twenty-seven years before.


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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