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

[Intestinal strongyloidiasis in a psoriasis patient with diabetes].
 

Author(s): Meryem Iraz, Ulkü Karaman, Buğçe Topukçu, Mehmet Ziya Doymaz

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 Jun;38(2):127-30.

 

This case study underlined the importance of parasitological examination before starting immunosuppressive treatment since a heavy burden of strongyloidiasis could lead to fatal infections. It represents the first strongyloidiasis from a patient with psoriasis and diabetes mellitus ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2014

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Modified formalin-ether concentration technique for diagnosis of human strongyloidiasis.
 

Author(s): Witthaya Anamnart, Pewpan M Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2013 Dec;51(6):743-5.

 

We compared the efficacy and applicability of a modified formalin-ether concentration technique (M-FECT) to the conventional FECT (C-FECT) and the agar plate culture (APC) method for the detection of Strongyloides stercoralis larvae. For this purpose, we used 600 human fecal specimens ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2014

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Imported strongyloidiasis in Spain.
 

Author(s): Germán Ramírez-Olivencia, Miguel Ángel Cuesta Espinosa, Ana Bravo Martín, Nuria Iglesias Núñez, Esperanza Rodríguez de Las Parras, Mar Lago Núñez, Sabino Puente Puente

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Jan;18():32-7.

 

The objective of this study was to assess the epidemiological, laboratory, and clinical features of imported strongyloidiasis in a tropical medicine referral unit in Madrid, Spain.

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2014

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Strongyloidiasis: an emerging infectious disease in China.
 

Author(s): Chunmei Wang, Jiabao Xu, Xiaohong Zhou, Juan Li, Guiyun Yan, Anthony A James, Xiaoguang Chen

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2013 Mar;88(3):420-5.

 

Since the first case of strongyloidiasis reported in China in 1973, there have been 330 confirmed cases as of 2011. The present study conducted a meta-analysis on 106 cases for which detailed information on clinical symptoms, diagnosis, and outcome was available. Most (63%) cases ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2013

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Severe strongyloidiasis: a systematic review of case reports.
 

Author(s): Dora Buonfrate, Ana Requena-Mendez, Andrea Angheben, Jose Muñoz, Federico Gobbi, Jef Van Den Ende, Zeno Bisoffi

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Strongyloidiasis is commonly a clinically unapparent, chronic infection, but immuno suppressed subjects can develop fatal disease. We carried out a review of literature on hyperinfection syndrome (HS) and disseminated strongyloidiasis (DS), in order to describe the most challenging ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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The laboratory diagnosis and follow up of strongyloidiasis: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Ana Requena-Méndez, Peter Chiodini, Zeno Bisoffi, Dora Buonfrate, Eduardo Gotuzzo, José Muñoz

Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 ;7(1):e2002.

 

Strongyloidiasis is frequently under diagnosed since many infections remain asymptomatic and conventional diagnostic tests based on parasitological examination are not sufficiently sensitive. Serology is useful but is still only available in reference laboratories. The need for improved ...

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2013

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Multiple Versus Single Dose of Ivermectin for the Treatment of Strongyloidiasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Strongyloidiasis

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Diagnosis of Neglected Tropical Diseases Among Patients With Persistent Digestive Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis; Schistosomiasis; Strongyloidiasis; Shigellosis; Intestinal Salmonellosis; Campylobacteriosis; Aeromonas Spp. Infections; Giardiasis; Amoebiasis; Dientamoebiasis; Cryptosporidium Spp. Infections

 

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2014

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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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