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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-129

A case report of Strongyloides stercoralis duodenitis in an immunocompromised patient


Department of Pathology, Super Speciality Hospital & GMC, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Archana Randale
MBBS, DPB, DNB (Pathology), 301, Siddhesh-Pratiksha, 29 Ganesh Colony, Ring Road, Pratap Nagar, Nagpur 440022, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-7942.175011

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Strongyloides stercoralis can cause hyperinfection syndrome and disseminated disease with high mortality, particularly in an immunocompromised patient. With the low diagnostic rate of S. stercoralis on stool examination, early endoscopic biopsy and histopathologic diagnosis of strongyloidiasis must be taken into consideration when examining duodenal biopsies from immunocompromised patients, to avoid the development of life-threatening infection.


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