Gastrointestinal hyper infection due to Strongyloides stercoralis in a patient with Behcet's syndrome

Tabei, S.Z. and Asadian, F. and Fakhar, M. and Safaei, A. (2009) Gastrointestinal hyper infection due to Strongyloides stercoralis in a patient with Behcet's syndrome. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 18 (1). pp. 89-91.

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Abstract

We describe a case of strongyloidiasis in a man with Behcet's syndrome from Bushehr Province, Southern Iran. The patient, aged 43, had been receiving immunosuppressive therapy (oral prednisone and oral methotroxate) for the last 2 years. He presented with a recent history of diarrhea, constipation, epigastric pain, vomiting, nausea, severe weight loss, chills, fever, and cough. Biochemical and hematological findings were normal. Endoscopy revealed gastroesophageal reflux disease with antral gastritis. Biopsies of small intestine and stomach mucosa revealed severe inflammation and the presence of helminthic parasites in the lumen of mucosal glands of duodenum and antrum. The patient tolerated and responded well to treatment with thiabendzole. © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008.

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Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 21:15
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URI: http://eprints.fums.ac.ir/id/eprint/303

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