Late diagnosis of central nervous system involvement associated with lethal dissemination of Strongyloides stercoralis in an advanced HIV patient from Nigeria.

@article{Ursini2013LateDO,
  title={Late diagnosis of central nervous system involvement associated with lethal dissemination of Strongyloides stercoralis in an advanced HIV patient from Nigeria.},
  author={Tamara Ursini and Ennio Polilli and Paolo Fazii and Alfio Ieraci and Giulia Sindici and Giustino Parruti},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={e280-2}
}
Strongyloides stercoralis is a ubiquitous intestinal nematode, endemic in tropical and subtropical areas, with an unusual life cycle in which autoinfection can take place. In the immunosuppressed host, autoinfection is accelerated and larvae can spread in all organs, leading to hyperinfection syndrome or to disseminated disease. Strongyloidiasis is presently rare in Western Countries, often with delayed diagnosis due to a lack of clinical suspicion, nonspecific presentation, and low parasite… CONTINUE READING

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