Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and bronchial asthma: a case report

@inproceedings{Altintop2010StrongyloidesSH,
  title={Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and bronchial asthma: a case report},
  author={Levent Altintop and Burcu Çakar and Murat Hokelek and Ahmet Bektaş and Levent Yildiz and Muge Karaoglanoglu},
  booktitle={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
  year={2010}
}
Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted intestinal nematode that has been estimated to infect at least 60 million people, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Strongyloides infection has been described in immunosupressed patients with lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus etc. Our case who has rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and bronchial asthma was treated with low dose steroids and methotrexate. A 68 year old woman has bronchial asthma for 55 years and also diagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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