• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of jclinpathJournal of Clinical PathologyVisit this articleSubmit a manuscriptReceive email alertsContact usBMJ
J Clin Pathol. Apr 1991; 44(4): 346–348.
PMCID: PMC496919

Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in an HIV positive patient.

Abstract

A 25 year old British man of previous good health presented with persistent generalised lymphadenopathy and was found to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody positive. Three years later after weight loss and loose stools Strongyloides stercoralis was identified in the latter and successfully treated with thiabendazole. Shortly afterwards, a further episode again responded rapidly, but was swiftly followed by a final and fatal illness with severe debility and metabolic imbalance unresponsive to all treatment. Necropsy showed widespread and heavy strongyloidiasis with pulmonary haemorrhage, bronchopneumonia, and meningitis.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.0M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Images in this article

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Armignacco O, Capecchi A, De Mori P, Grillo LR. Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Am J Med. 1989 Feb;86(2):258–258. [PubMed]
  • Sprott V, Selby CD, Ispahani P, Toghill PJ. Indigenous strongyloidiasis in Nottingham. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1987 Mar 21;294(6574):741–742. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Petithory JC, Derouin F. AIDS and strongyloidiasis in Africa. Lancet. 1987 Apr 18;1(8538):921–921. [PubMed]
  • Hakim SZ, Genta RM. Fatal disseminated strongyloidiasis in a Vietnam War veteran. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Sep;110(9):809–812. [PubMed]

Articles from Journal of Clinical Pathology are provided here courtesy of BMJ Group

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...