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Case Report | Open Access
S.S. Jaya Lakshmi , Anusha Gopinathan and K.V. Leela
Department of Microbiology, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur – 603 203. Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India.
Article Number: 7657 | © The Author(s). 2022
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022;16(3):1628-1632. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.16.3.17
Received: 05 March 2022 | Accepted: 11 June 2022 | Published online: 16 July 2022
Issue online: September 2022
Abstract

Strongyloidiasis is a neglected parasitic disease caused by the intestinal parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis. Most patients with strongyloidiasis are asymptomatic, but few present with varied clinical manifestations such as cutaneous, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and disseminated disease. It creates a diagnostic dilemma and undue delay in the diagnosis of patients. We report the case of a 79-year-old male who presented with fever and abdominal pain due to strongyloidiasis with no history of immunosuppression. The infection resolved entirely on treatment with ivermectin.

Keywords

Strongyloides Stercoralis, Immunocompetent Individual, Ivermectin, Harada Mori Technique, Rhabditiform Larvae, Stool Examination

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