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J Thorac Dis. 2015 Mar;7(3):E43-6. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.10.26.

Coinfection of Strongyloides stercoralis and Aspergillus found in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from a patient with stubborn pulmonary symptoms.

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Department of Laboratory Diagnosis, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China.

Abstract

We report a case involving coinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis) and Aspergillus found in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of an elderly male patient who had a medical history of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and who was treated with prednisone therapy 6 months previously. The patient presented with stubborn pulmonary symptoms and signs because of Aspergillus invasion and mechanical destruction caused by larval migration. We found S. stercoralis and Aspergillus in his BALF that provided diagnostic proof.

KEYWORDS:

Aspergillus; Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis); bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)

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