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A case of human strongyloidosis apparently contracted from asymptomatic colony dogs.
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PMID:  4451229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 63-year-old, white, animal caretaker suffered intermittent abdominal pain and diarrhea of 3 weeks duration. Hematological findings included leukocytosis (18,600) with eosinophilia (73%). Fecal examination revealed Stongyloides rhabditiform larvae which on culture yielded a preponderance of filariform larvae and a few free-living adults. Thiabendazole therapy resulted in rapid recovery. Epidemiological investigation yielded no history of previous Strongyloides infection or exposure; his wife and pet dog were not infected, but about one-third of the dogs in the colony under his care were found to be discharging Stongyloides rhaditiform larvae in their feces. Strongyloides infection was successfully trasmitted to specific pathogen-free pups using filariform larvae derived both from the human case and from the dog colony. Specimens recovered from one pup infected with filariform larvae of human origin were identified as Strongyloides stercoralis.
J R Georgi; C L Sprinkle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1974 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-04     Completed Date:  1975-05-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  899-901     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic
Dog Diseases* / parasitology
Feces / parasitology
Larva / isolation & purification
Leukocyte Count
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / transmission
Strongyloides / isolation & purification
Strongyloidiasis / blood,  drug therapy,  parasitology,  transmission*,  veterinary
Thiabendazole / therapeutic use
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