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Reactive arthritis, psoriasiform lesions and protein loosing enteropathy secondary to Strongyloidiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12723657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reactive arthritis is associated with demonstrable infection at a distant site without evidence of sepsis at the affected joint(s). We present a rare case reactive arthritis where no bacterial or chlamydial infections could be established, rather larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis could be demonstrated in the stool and duodenal biopsy. Reactive arthritis, psoriasiform lesions and malabsorption with hypoproteinaemia, responded to successful treatment with antihelminthic drugs. Early recognition and adequate treatment for gastrointestinal infections and infestations before complications is important.
L H Ghotekar; S Jayanthi; S M Mutha; T K Dutta; D M Thappa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-01     Completed Date:  2003-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006.
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MeSH Terms
Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Reactive / etiology*,  parasitology
Duodenum / parasitology
Protein-Losing Enteropathies / etiology*,  parasitology
Psoriasis / etiology*,  parasitology
Strongyloides stercoralis / isolation & purification*
Strongyloidiasis / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology
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