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South Med J. 1990 Oct;83(10):1226-9.

Disseminated strongyloidiasis in AIDS and non-AIDS immunocompromised hosts: diagnosis by sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage.

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  • 1Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla.


In conclusion, disseminated strongyloidiasis is a fatal disease that commonly affects the lungs. The disease should be suspected in an immunocompromised host who came from an area endemic for S stercoralis even years before the onset of symptoms or in patients with unexplained gram-negative bacteremia or meningitis. Treatment should be started promptly and should be maintained for a long time.

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