Disseminated Strongyloides stercoralis in an immunosuppressed host

Mayo Clin Proc. 1978 May;53(5):332-5.


It is important that clinicians be aware that Strongyloides stercoralis can disseminate, because the helminth can exist as an asymptomatic infestation for years in a person from an endemic area and then become manifest when immunosuppressive therapy is given. A case of fatal strongyloidiasis is presented to emphasize this potential for causing serious infection in the compromised host.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression Therapy / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Strongyloidiasis / etiology
  • Strongyloidiasis / pathology*