Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a post-renal transplant patient
Hussain Issa1, Mohamad A Aljama1, Ahmed H Al-Salem2
1Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode that is able to infect the host tissue and persist asymptomatic for many years through autoinfection. It causes life-threatening hyperinfection in immunocompromised hosts. This report describes a rare case of strongyloidiasis in a 40-year-old male following renal transplant, which was diagnosed by colonoscopic biopsy. The literature on the subject is also reviewed.
Keywords: Strongyloides stercoralis, hyperinfection, immunosuppression
This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.Download Article [PDF] View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]