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Successful treatment of Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus - review of the literature regarding various treatment schedules.
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PMID:  22875806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection poses a great challenge to physicians in the tropics due to their non-specific symptoms and signs. Early identification and initiation of treatment improves mortality rates. Reports of Strongyloides infection in Hansens disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), organ transplant recipients and malnourished individuals have been reported in the published literature. The outcomes were variable, which may be attributed to a lack of treatment protocol. Treatment has been individualized and reports available are based on individual case reports and small case series. We report a successfully treated case of hyperinfection in SLE and discuss the various treatment options available.
Authors:
Kavitha Mohanasundaram; Kamesharun Rajasekaran; Jeyachandran Selvaraj; Arumugam Balasubramanian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1758-1133     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India.
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