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|Title:||Strongyloides hyper-infection: a case for awareness.|
De Keulenaer, B
|Affiliation:||Intensive Care Unit, The Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia. email@example.com.|
|Citation:||Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology 2003-12; 97(8): 855-60|
|Abstract:||In patients receiving immunosuppressive therapies, Strongyloides stercoralis can cause a life-threatening septic shock, with multi-organ failure and infestation. Strongyloides hyper-infection should be considered in any immunosuppressed patient who has been exposed to the parasite, even if it is many years since that exposure occurred. Delayed eosinophilia may be a feature and treatment with high doses of anthelmintics may be required. An interesting case of S. stercoralis hyper-infection was recently observed at the Royal Darwin Hospital in tropical, northern Australia. The patient was an 18-year-old female with lupus glomerulonephritis, who was receiving immunosuppression in the form of corticosteroids and pulse cyclophosphamide. The characteristics and intensive-care management of this case, including the use of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor and high-dose ivermectin, are described. The patient, who survived, appears to represent the first reported case of S. stercoralis hyper-infection with suspected myocarditis.|
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor
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