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 159 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surveillance of strongyloidiasis in Spanish in-patients (1998-2014).
 

Author(s): Moncef Belhassen-García, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Angela Martinez-Perez, Cristina Soler, Cristina Carranza-Rodriguez, José Luis Pérez-Arellano, Antonio Muro, Fernando Salvador,

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Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasite that causes strongyloidiasis, a neglected tropical disease. S. stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth that is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Strongyloidiasis can occur without any symptoms or as a chronic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An eleven-year retrospective hospital-based study of epidemiological data regarding human strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand.
 

Author(s): Thidarat K Prasongdee, Pokkamol Laoraksawong, Wanida Kanarkard, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kraisit Sathapornworachai, Sureeporn Naonongwai, Porntip Laummaunwai, Oranuch Sanpool, Pewpan M Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong

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Human strongyloidiasis is a chronic and persistent gastrointestinal disease caused by infection with soil-transmitted helminths of the genus Strongyloides. The aim of this research was to obtain diagnostic prevalence regarding strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand through a hospital-based study.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mass drug administration for the prevention human strongyloidiasis should consider concomitant treatment of dogs.
 

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

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 17 Feb 2018

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