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Strongyloides stercoralis in a bronchial washing specimen processed as conventional and Thin-Prep smears: report of a case and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19530103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Strongyloidiasis is an opportunistic infection which may result in a fatal hyperinfection syndrome in immunocompromised patients. We report the case of a pulmonary infection with Strongyloides stercoralis in a 61-year-old male with a history of a long-term administration of corticosteroids. Cytologic examination of a bronchial washing specimen, processed both as conventional and as Thin-Prep smears, revealed an abundance of the typical larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis, amidst a cellular population comprising several acute inflammatory cells as well as bronchial epithelial cells with features of basal cell hyperplasia or regenerative atypia. To the best of our knowledge there is only one previous report describing Strongyloides stercoralis in thin-layer smears, and there are no previous studies comparing its morphology in conventional and thin-layer preparations.
Dimitra Grapsa; Efthalia Petrakakou; Efi Botsoli-Stergiou; Panagiota Mikou; Pauline Athanassiadou; Athina Karkampasi; Anna Ioakim-Liossi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-10     Completed Date:  2010-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  903-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cytopathology Department, LAIKO Athens General Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / microbiology
Cytological Techniques*
Immunocompromised Host*
Middle Aged
Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology*,  pathology
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / drug therapy
Strongyloides stercoralis
Strongyloidiasis / diagnosis*,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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