TITLE

Intestinal Strongyloidiasis

AUTHOR(S)
Brasitus, Thomas A.; Gold, Richard P.; Kay, Richard H.; Magun, Arthur M.; Lee, William M.
PUB. DATE
January 1980
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1980, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A patient infected with Strongyloides stercoralis presented with hematemesis and abdominal pain mimicking peptic ulcer disease. Radiologic evaluation, however, suggested Crohn's disease of the proximal small intestine. Aspiration of intestinal fluid and a small bowel biopsy lead lo a diagnosis of invasive strongyloidiasis. This case is presented and the literature reviewed to demonstrate the protean manifestation of this parasite which commonly involves the gastrointestinal tract.
ACCESSION #
16278591

 

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