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Strongyloidiasis
Clinical Findings
  • Clinical manifestations are absent, mild or life threatening
  • Sometimes acute infection produces characteristic skin followed by pulmonary and intestinal symptoms
    Skin: erythaema, oedema, urticaria
    Lung: cough
    Intestine: abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
  • In disseminated strongyloidiasis with massive autoinfection, larvae reach all tissues and provoke severe organ and systemic symptoms which are also due to dissemination of intestinal bacteria by the migrating larvae. In most cases this hyper-infection syndrome is fatal!
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