Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and bronchial asthma: a case report


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Altintop L., Cakar B. , Hokelek M., Bektas A., Yildiz L., Karaoglanoglu M.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS, cilt.9, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1476-0711-9-27
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Özet

Objective: Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted intestinal nematode that has been estimated to infect at least 60 million people, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Strongyloides infection has been described in immunosupressed patients with lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus etc. Our case who has rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and bronchial asthma was treated with low dose steroids and methotrexate.