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

Notes from the Field: Strongyloidiasis at a Long-Term-Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled - Arizona, 2015.
 

Author(s): Jefferson M Jones, Clancey Hill, Graham Briggs, Elizabeth Gray, Sukwan Handali, Isabel McAuliffe, Susan Montgomery, Kenneth Komatsu, Laura Adams

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Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode endemic in the tropics and subtropics. Infection is usually acquired through skin contact with contaminated soil, or less commonly, from person to person through fecal contamination of the immediate environment. Infections are often ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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Chronic strongyloidiasis - Don't look and you won't find.
 

Author(s): Wendy Page, Rick Speare

Journal: Aust Fam Physician. ;45(1):40-4.

 

Strongyloidiasis is one of the most neglected tropical diseases and it exists in Australia. Patients may have acquired their initial infection while in an endemic area. Because of the autoinfective cycle of Strongyloides stercoralis, the causative agent, these patients may remain ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Strongyloidiasis in a young French woman raises concern about possible ongoing autochthonous transmission in Spain.
 

Author(s): Alexandre Duvignaud, Thierry Pistone, Denis Malvy

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Jan;42():43-4.

 

Strongyloidiasis is one of the most common geohelminth infections in tropical and subtropical areas. Accurate diagnosis remains challenging, leading to an overall underestimation of strongyloidiasis prevalence. The possibility of ongoing autochthonous transmission in some temperate ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2016

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 12 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: 5 Aug 2016

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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: 24 Jan 2017

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