A Canadian immigrant with coinfection of Strongyloides stercoralis and human T-lymphotropic virus 1

Lagacé-Wiens, Philippe R. S.; Harding, Godfrey K. M.
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/28/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p451
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 57-year-old Canadian immigrant presented to the hospital with malaise, abdominal pain and bilateral leg edema. His medical history showed that he had hypertension, persistent strongyloidiasis, and type 2 diabetes. Initial investigations revealed ascites, abdominal lymphadenopathy, acute renal failure and hypercalcemia. He was diagnosed with deadly interaction between a retrovirus (HTLV-1) and the Strongyloides stercoralis parasite.


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