Acute strongyloidiasis in Italian tourists returning from Southeast Asia

J Travel Med. Mar-Apr 2011;18(2):138-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2010.00496.x. Epub 2011 Feb 7.

Abstract

Strongyloidiasis is a soil-transmitted helmithiasis with worldwide distribution. Contrary to chronic form, hyperinfestation and life-threatening dissemination, first (invasive) stages of the disease are not well characterized. This paper describes two cases of acute strongyloidiasis in travelers returning from Southeast Asia and highlights the need to take strongyloidiasis into account also among acute travel-related illnesses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Antiparasitic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / methods
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Ivermectin / administration & dosage
  • Male
  • Strongyloides stercoralis / isolation & purification*
  • Strongyloidiasis / diagnosis*
  • Strongyloidiasis / drug therapy*
  • Thailand
  • Travel*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Antiparasitic Agents
  • Ivermectin