Strongyloidiasis in Allied ex-prisoners of war in south-east Asia.

@article{Grove1980StrongyloidiasisIA,
  title={Strongyloidiasis in Allied ex-prisoners of war in south-east Asia.},
  author={David I. Grove},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={280 6214},
  pages={
          598-601
        }
}
One hundred and sixty ex-servicemen who had been prisoners of war in south-east Asia during 1942-5 were investigated for infection with Strongyloides stercoralis. Larvae were found in 44 (27.5%) of the men, who had therefore been infected for 34-37 years. Direct microscopy of the faeces was the most successful diagnostic method, giving a positive result in 37 cases (84%); multiple examinations were often necessary. Faecal culture was positive in 30 cases (68%), but examination of duodenal fluid… CONTINUE READING

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