Strongyloidiasis

Common Name(s)

Strongyloidiasis

Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis). People catch the infection when they come in contact with soil contaminated with the worms.  While there are often no symptoms, abdominal pain, cough, diarrhea, rash, unintentional weight loss and vomiting may occur. The infection is treated with anti-worm medications such as ivermectin. Strongyloidiasis is found in tropical and subtropical areas, but can also be found in temperate regions, including the southern United States.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 154 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Different but overlapping populations of Strongyloides stercoralis in dogs and humans-Dogs as a possible source for zoonotic strongyloidiasis.
 

Author(s): Tegegn G Jaleta, Siyu Zhou, Felix M Bemm, Fabian Schär, Virak Khieu, Sinuon Muth, Peter Odermatt, James B Lok, Adrian Streit

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Strongyloidiasis is a much-neglected soil born helminthiasis caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis. Human derived S. stercoralis can be maintained in dogs in the laboratory and this parasite has been reported to also occur in dogs in the wild. Some authors have considered ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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Pulmonary strongyloidiasis: assessment between manifestation and radiological findings in 16 severe strongyloidiasis cases.
 

Author(s): Daijiro Nabeya, Shusaku Haranaga, Gretchen Lynn Parrott, Takeshi Kinjo, Saifun Nahar, Teruhisa Tanaka, Tetsuo Hirata, Akira Hokama, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita

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Strongyloidiasis is a chronic parasitic infection caused by Strongyloides stercoralis. Severe cases such as, hyperinfection syndrome (HS) and disseminated strongyloidiasis (DS), can involve pulmonary manifestations. These manifestations frequently aid the diagnosis of strongyloidiasis. ...

Last Updated: 3 May 2017

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[Strongyloidiasis as cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding].
 

Author(s): Patricia Paredes, Janeth Atiaja, Santiago Lanas

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Oct;33(5):589-592.

 

Intestinal parasites are a common pathology in the pediatric practice, constituting a major public health problem. Currently their epidemiology, especially in countries like Ecuador where there are populations and communities where health services are scarce or difficult to access. ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2017

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of strongyloidiasis in patients with comorbidities].
 

Author(s): Amanda Regueira Fernandes, Sebastián Romero, Paula Fernanda Alcântara de Souza Melo, Paulo Sérgio Ramos Araújo, Oscar Bottasso, Abraham Rocha, Eduardo Brandão

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2017 Feb;34(1):47-53.

 

The strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease that poses as a serious public health problem, mainly in tropical and subtropical countries. Over the years, some conditions, such as advances in corticosteroid treatment and immunosuppressive diseases, have improved not only the increase ...

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2017

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Strongyloidiasis: A Disease of Socioeconomic Disadvantage.
 

Author(s): Meruyert Beknazarova, Harriet Whiley, Kirstin Ross

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Strongyloidiasis is a disease caused by soil transmitted helminths of the Strongyloides genus. Currently, it is predominately described as a neglected tropical disease. However, this description is misleading as it focuses on the geographical location of the disease and not the primary ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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Strongyloides stercoralis: systematic review of barriers to controlling strongyloidiasis for Australian indigenous communities.
 

Author(s): Adrian Miller, Michelle L Smith, Jenni A Judd, Rick Speare

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Strongyloides stercoralis infects human hosts mainly through skin contact with contaminated soil. The result is strongyloidiasis, a parasitic disease, with a unique cycle of auto-infection causing a variety of symptoms and signs, with possible fatality from hyper-infection. Australian ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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Host Response to Infection and Treatment in Lymphatic Filarial Disease in India
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphatic Filarial Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2017

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