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Rev Chilena Infectol. 2019 Feb;36(1):101-105. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182019000100101.

[Duodenal obstruction by Strongyloides stercoralis, an unusual complication].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Unidad de Infectología, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, Lima, Perú.
2
Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, Lima, Perú.
3
Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja, Lima, Perú.

Abstract

Strongyloidiasis is a neglected disease in Latin America. Gastrointestinal manifestations are nonspecific and duodenal obstruction is a rare complication. Here we present the case of a 31-year-old male from the central jungle of Peru, admitted due to a high intestinal obstruction, with duodenal ulcers and stenosis evidenced in the upper endoscopy. The histopathological report revealed presence of larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. Clinical and endoscopic follow up were favorable with ivermectin treatment. There are near 20 reported cases of duodenal obstruction due to S. stercoralis. Additionally, infection by HTLV-1 was confirmed, being this a frequent association.

PMID:
31095209
DOI:
10.4067/S0716-10182019000100101
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