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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181d654a7
Review Articles

Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection: A Therapeutic Challenge: Case Report and Review

Conci, Diego MD*; Stratidis, John G. MD†

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Abstract

Infection with Strongyloides stercoralis is a significant global public health problem. Hyperinfection syndrome occurs in immunocompromised hosts and is associated with chronic steroid therapy. If unrecognized, it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Available regimens for the treatment of S. stercoralis in humans include oral agents and infrequently subcutaneous formulations.

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