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A case of gastric and duodenal strongyloidiasis.
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PMID:  21509240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Strongyloides stercoralis is a nematode parasite which causes a protracted asymptomatic intestinal infection. It is considered a life threatening condition in immunocompromised patients when hyperinfection is associated with disseminated disease. The diagnosis by routine stool examination is very limited since the larval output in stools is very low. We present the case of a 52 year-old Omani man from Salalah, in the southern region of Oman, with a 15-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and recently discovered to have hairy cell leukaemia, who complained of nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and loss of weight. An oesophagogastroduodoscopic biopsy was obtained and histopathologic examination revealed gastrointestinal strongyloidiasis.
Dhuha M A Al-Sajee; Aisha Al-Hamdani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sultan Qaboos University medical journal     Volume:  10     ISSN:  2075-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101519915     Medline TA:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
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