Diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis in sputum cytology.


A unique case of hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis in an apparently immunosuppressed host is reported. The organism in various stages of maturation was initially detected by routine sputum cytology. Papanicolaou-stained smears from scrapings of jejunal and colonic mucosa provided specific confirmation of the parasite. Postmortem examination also… (More)


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