Bacterial complications of strongyloidiasis: Streptococcus bovis meningitis.

@article{Link1999BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial complications of strongyloidiasis: Streptococcus bovis meningitis.},
  author={Katherine Link and Robert Orenstein},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={92 7},
  pages={728-31}
}
We report the case of a 64-year-old veteran who had Streptococcus bovis meningitis as a result of a long latent Strongyloides infection that became acute when he was treated with prednisone. We reviewed 38 reported cases of serious bacterial infections associated with strongyloidiasis. Patients most frequently had nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. Of these 38 patients, 21 (55%) had meningitis, and 28 (73%) had bacteremia that was polymicrobial in 3 cases (8%). Other sites of infection… CONTINUE READING
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