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Article: Two cases of fatal strongyloidiasis in Hong Kong

TitleTwo cases of fatal strongyloidiasis in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00313025.asp
Citation
Pathology, 1997, v. 29 n. 3, p. 324-326 How to Cite?
AbstractTwo cases of fatal strongyloidiasis associated with diabetes mellitus and malnutrition are reported. The patients presented with repeated vomiting and upper gastrointestinal bleeding respectively. Unusual findings in these two patients included: unexplained peripheral leukocytosis, pulmonary infiltrates, gastric aspirate leukocytosis, progression of gastrointestinal symptoms and concurrent presence of adult worms, eggs, filariform and rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stereoralis in alimentary canal specimens. Both patients succumbed while receiving treatment with mebendazole. The present report illustrates that unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms with extensive scratch marks below the umbilicus can be important clues to early diagnosis of the disease. In addition, the various presentations of S. stereoralis infestation are discussed with reference to predisposing factors. Current trends in laboratory diagnosis and therapeutic considerations are also delineated.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78802
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.049
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dc.contributor.authorHo, PLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, ACLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:46:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:46:59Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPathology, 1997, v. 29 n. 3, p. 324-326en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0031-3025en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78802-
dc.description.abstractTwo cases of fatal strongyloidiasis associated with diabetes mellitus and malnutrition are reported. The patients presented with repeated vomiting and upper gastrointestinal bleeding respectively. Unusual findings in these two patients included: unexplained peripheral leukocytosis, pulmonary infiltrates, gastric aspirate leukocytosis, progression of gastrointestinal symptoms and concurrent presence of adult worms, eggs, filariform and rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stereoralis in alimentary canal specimens. Both patients succumbed while receiving treatment with mebendazole. The present report illustrates that unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms with extensive scratch marks below the umbilicus can be important clues to early diagnosis of the disease. In addition, the various presentations of S. stereoralis infestation are discussed with reference to predisposing factors. Current trends in laboratory diagnosis and therapeutic considerations are also delineated.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00313025.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPathologyen_HK
dc.rightsPathology. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitus - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFatal Outcomeen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshNutrition Disorders - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshStrongyloidiasis - immunologyen_HK
dc.titleTwo cases of fatal strongyloidiasis in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0031-3025&volume=29&spage=324&epage=326&date=1997&atitle=Two+cases+of+fatal+strongyloidiasis+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, PL:plho@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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