Strongyloidiasis

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Strongyloidiasis

Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis). People catch the infection when they come in contact with soil contaminated with the worms.  While there are often no symptoms, abdominal pain, cough, diarrhea, rash, unintentional weight loss and vomiting may occur. The infection is treated with anti-worm medications such as ivermectin. Strongyloidiasis is found in tropical and subtropical areas, but can also be found in temperate regions, including the southern United States.
 

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 160 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Management of severe strongyloidiasis attended at reference centers in Spain.
 

Author(s): Angela Martinez-Perez, Silvia Roure Díez, Moncef Belhassen-Garcia, Diego Torrús-Tendero, Jose Luis Perez-Arellano, Teresa Cabezas, Cristina Soler, Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Miriam Navarro, Begoña Treviño, Fernando Salvador,

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Strongyloides stercoralis is a globally distributed nematode that causes diverse clinical symptoms in humans. Spain, once considered an endemic country, has experienced a recent increase in imported cases. The introduction of serology helps diagnosis and is currently replacing microbiological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Surveillance of strongyloidiasis in Spanish in-patients (1998-2014).
 

Author(s): Moncef Belhassen-García, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Angela Martinez-Perez, Cristina Soler, Cristina Carranza-Rodriguez, José Luis Pérez-Arellano, Antonio Muro, Fernando Salvador,

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Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasite that causes strongyloidiasis, a neglected tropical disease. S. stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth that is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Strongyloidiasis can occur without any symptoms or as a chronic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An eleven-year retrospective hospital-based study of epidemiological data regarding human strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand.
 

Author(s): Thidarat K Prasongdee, Pokkamol Laoraksawong, Wanida Kanarkard, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kraisit Sathapornworachai, Sureeporn Naonongwai, Porntip Laummaunwai, Oranuch Sanpool, Pewpan M Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong

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Human strongyloidiasis is a chronic and persistent gastrointestinal disease caused by infection with soil-transmitted helminths of the genus Strongyloides. The aim of this research was to obtain diagnostic prevalence regarding strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand through a hospital-based study.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Strongyloidiasis" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Screening and Management of Strongyloidiasis in Non-Endemic Countries.
 

Author(s): Ana Requena-Méndez, Dora Buonfrate, Joan Gomez-Junyent, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Zeno Bisoffi, José Muñoz

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2017 Sep;97(3):645-652.

 

Strongyloidiasis is an intestinal parasitic infection becoming increasingly important outside endemic areas, not only because of the high prevalence found in migrant populations, but also because immunosuppressed patients may suffer a potentially fatal disseminated disease. The aim ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of strongyloidiasis in patients with comorbidities].
 

Author(s): Amanda Regueira Fernandes, Sebastián Romero, Paula Fernanda Alcântara de Souza Melo, Paulo Sérgio Ramos Araújo, Oscar Bottasso, Abraham Rocha, Eduardo Brandão

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2017 Feb;34(1):47-53.

 

The strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease that poses as a serious public health problem, mainly in tropical and subtropical countries. Over the years, some conditions, such as advances in corticosteroid treatment and immunosuppressive diseases, have improved not only the increase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Strongyloidiasis: A Disease of Socioeconomic Disadvantage.
 

Author(s): Meruyert Beknazarova, Harriet Whiley, Kirstin Ross

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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 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatment of Strongyloides Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection; Strongyloidiasis

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2018

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