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

[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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[Pulmonary strongyloidiasis].
 

Author(s): Heiler Lozada, Jorge E Daza

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Oct;33(5):584-588.

 

Strongyloidiasis is an infection caused by the parasite Strongyloides stercoralis, which can be asymptomatic and means a high morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts, severe malnutrition and coinfection with HTLV-1 virus. The parasite has the potential to produce and multiply ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2017

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Epidemiological Characteristics of Strongyloidiasis in Inhabitants of Indigenous Communities in Borneo Island, Malaysia.
 

Author(s): Romano Ngui, Noor Amira Abdul Halim, Yamuna Rajoo, Yvonne Al Lim, Stephen Ambu, Komalaveni Rajoo, Tey Siew Chang, Lu Chan Woon, Rohela Mahmud

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2016 Oct;54(5):673-678.

 

Epidemiological study on strongyloidiasis in humans is currently lacking in Malaysia. Thus, a cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection among the inhabitants of longhouse indigenous communities in Sarawak. A single stool ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 13 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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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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Host Response to Infection and Treatment in Lymphatic Filarial Disease in India
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphatic Filarial Disease

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2017

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