Short report: gastric infection by Strongyloides stercoralis.

  title={Short report: gastric infection by Strongyloides stercoralis.},
  author={Rebecca M Wurtz and M Mirot and Geraldo Fronda and Craig Peters and Frank E. Kocka},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={51 3},
Strongyloides stercoralis ordinarily matures in the human proximal small intestine and embeds in the small intestine mucosal wall where eggs are produced. Although Strongyloides may infect many sites in hyperinfection syndromes, reports of gastric involvement are rare. We report a patient taking prednisone and an H2 blocker who developed hyperinfection syndrome, with mucosal Strongyloides larvae seen in a gastric biopsy. 

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