Atypical gastric presentation of strongyloidiasis in HIV-infected patient--case report.

@article{Meine2004AtypicalGP,
  title={Atypical gastric presentation of strongyloidiasis in HIV-infected patient--case report.},
  author={Gilmara Coelho Meine and Julie Dietz and Marcelo Nunes Dourado Rocha and Tessa Cerqueria Lemos Mattos and Andrezza Rodrigues de Souza and F R Conteletti},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={760-2}
}
Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal helminth of systemic distribution, which, once in its host, has the ability to perpetuate itself through an autoinfection cycle, leading to chronic infection. In healthy hosts, the parasite usually does not cause any symptoms, or only mild symptoms that are limited mainly to the small intestine. However, in immunocompromised hosts, uncontrolled multiplication with massive infection may occur, causing hyperinfection syndrome or disseminated… CONTINUE READING