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|Other Titles:||Pulmonary strongyloidiasis|
|Authors:||Lozada R, Heiler|
Daza, Jorge E.
Lung Diseases, Parasitic
|Publisher:||Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia|
|Abstract:||Strongyloidiasis is an infection caused by the parasite Strongyloides stercoralis, which can be asymptomatic and means a high morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts, severe malnutrition and coinfection with HTLV-1 virus. The parasite has the potential to produce and multiply internal autoinfection in humans, thus an hyperinfection can be developed. A case of pulmonary infection by this parasite is presented in this study, infection which advanced into a respiratory failure and required mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic support in an intensive care unit. The standard treatment combined with ivermectin and albendazole was provided, achieving an appropriate response. © 2016, Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia. All rights reserved.|
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