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
Date 2016-08-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Case study
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Biomedical Research; Vol 7, No 8 (2016): Aug; 614-617
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 International Journal of Biomedical Research

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