Fatal Strongyloidiasis following corticosteroid therapy

Francisco Civantos, Morton J Robinson

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Two fatal strongyloides stercoralis infections found at autopsy in patients who had received corticosteroid therapy are presented. A successfully treated case of strongyloidiasis with pulmonary infiltration is also reported. Difficulties in diagnosis, usefulness of upper jejunal intubation, and the importance of ruling out strongyloidiasis prior to administration of corticosteroids to patients with eosinophilia, particularly Vietnam veterans, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-651
Number of pages9
JournalThe American Journal of Digestive Diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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