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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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 151 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical conditions associated with intestinal strongyloidiasis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Anna Caryna Cabral, Alena Mayo Iñiguez, Taiza Moreno, Marcio Neves Bóia, Filipe Anibal Carvalho-Costa

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;48(3):321-5.

 

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth that produces an infection that can persist for decades. The relationships between certain clinical conditions and strongyloidiasis remains controversial. This study aims to identify the clinical conditions associated with intestinal ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2015

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Molecular diagnosis of strongyloidiasis in tropical areas: a comparison of conventional and real-time polymerase chain reaction with parasitological methods.
 

Author(s): Fabiana Martins de Paula, Fernanda de Mello Malta, Priscilla Duarte Marques, Renata Barnabé Sitta, João Renato Rebello Pinho, Ronaldo César Borges Gryschek, Pedro Paulo Chieffi

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2015 Apr;110(2):272-4.

 

This study aimed to evaluate the use of conventional polymerase chain reaction (cPCR) and real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) in the diagnosis of human strongyloidiasis from stool samples in tropical areas. Stool samples were collected from individuals and were determined to be positive ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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Strongyloidiasis in a diabetic patient accompanied by gastrointestinal stromal tumor: cause of eosinophilia unresponsive to steroid therapy.
 

Author(s): Eun Jeong Won, Jin Jeon, Young-Il Koh, Dong Wook Ryang

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2015 Apr;53(2):223-6.

 

We report here a case of strongyloidiasis in a 72-year-old diabetic patient (woman) accompanied by gastrointestinal stromal tumor receiving imatinib therapy, first diagnosed as hypereosinophilic syndrome and treated with steroids for uncontrolled eosinophilia. She suffered from lower ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Strongyloidiasis--an insight into its global prevalence and management.
 

Author(s): Santhosh Puthiyakunnon, Swapna Boddu, Yiji Li, Xiaohong Zhou, Chunmei Wang, Juan Li, Xiaoguang Chen

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Strongyloides stercoralis, an intestinal parasitic nematode, infects more than 100 million people worldwide. Strongyloides are unique in their ability to exist as a free-living and autoinfective cycle. Strongyloidiasis can occur without any symptoms or as a potentially fatal hyperinfection ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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Single donor-derived strongyloidiasis in three solid organ transplant recipients: case series and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): M Le, K Ravin, A Hasan, H Clauss, D G Muchant, J K Pasko, G Cipollina, F Abanyie, S P Montgomery, M Loy, M Ahmed, M Mathur, B Chokkalingam Mani, J Mehr, A Kotru, C Varma, M Maksimak, M Schultz, G Obradovic, R Alvarez, Y Toyoda, M Birkenbach, E Brunner, J Nelson

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2014 May;14(5):1199-206.

 

Donor-derived Strongyloides stercoralis infections in transplant recipients are a rare but recognized complication. In this case series, we report donor-derived allograft transmission of Strongyloides in three solid organ transplant recipients. Following detection of infection in ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Multiple Versus Single Dose of Ivermectin for the Treatment of Strongyloidiasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Strongyloidiasis

 

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2015

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Management of Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis and Strongyloidiasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Helminthiasis; Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2011

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