Strongyloidiasis: A Disease of Socioeconomic Disadvantage

  title={Strongyloidiasis: A Disease of Socioeconomic Disadvantage},
  author={Meruyert Beknazarova and H. Whiley and K. Ross},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  • Meruyert Beknazarova, H. Whiley, K. Ross
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Strongyloidiasis is a disease caused by soil transmitted helminths of the Strongyloides genus. Currently, it is predominately described as a neglected tropical disease. However, this description is misleading as it focuses on the geographical location of the disease and not the primary consideration, which is the socioeconomic conditions and poor infrastructure found within endemic regions. This classification may result in misdiagnosis and mistreatment by physicians, but more importantly, it… CONTINUE READING
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