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Reiter's syndrome, immunodepression and strongyloidiasis. Report of a fatal case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  701535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 52-year-old white male who showed arthritis, conjunctivitis and non-gonococcal urethritis. Besides those manifestations, the patient also showed mucocutaneous lesions that were both clinically and histologically indistinguishable from those of pustular psoriasis. Due to the severity of the disease it was necessary to treat this patient with corticosteroids and immunosuppressors. With this therapy the clinical manifestations of Reiter's Syndrome disappeared but sudden abdominal and bronchopulmonary symptoms complicated the picture and the patient died in a septical shock. The autopsy findings revealed massive Strongyloidiasis with the presence of larvae in several organs, particularly in the intestinal wall, the lungs and the liver.
D Jaramillo; W León; V Cárdenas; A Cortés
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0303-6987     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-29     Completed Date:  1978-12-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Arthritis, Reactive / complications,  drug therapy,  immunology*,  pathology
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Skin / pathology
Strongyloidiasis / complications,  drug therapy,  immunology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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