Cutaneous ulcer in chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection: an unusual presentation

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Title Cutaneous ulcer in chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection: an unusual presentation
 
Creator Haokip, Paotinlal
Singh, H Rebachandra
S, Damrolien
Bachaspatimayum, Romita
 
Subject Medicine; Microbiology; Dermatology
Strongyloides stercoralis, strongyloidiasis, cutaneous ulcer
 
Description Strongyloides stercoralis is a nematode parasite that infects human through penetration of the skin by infective filariform larvae, usually from soil contaminated with human faeces. In chronic strongyloidiasis, cutaneous manifestations are common and gastrointestinal symptoms are unusual. We report a case of cutaneous ulcerations due to S. stercoralis infection in an immunocompetent patient. Skin biopsy revealed increased eosinophils in the tissue with no larva of S. stercoralis. Stool examination revealed larvae of S. stercoralis.
 
Publisher Scholar Science Journals
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-08-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Case study
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbr/article/view/3340
10.7439/ijbr.v7i8.3340
 
Source International Journal of Biomedical Research; Vol 7, No 8 (2016): Aug; 614-617
0976-9633
2455-0566
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbr/article/view/3340/2479
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 International Journal of Biomedical Research
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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