Strongyloides stercoralis infections may be documented in low-endemicity areas, particularly in immigrants from endemic areas. The case of a patient from Bangladesh, an immigrant to Italy who developed a S. stercoralis infection after allogeneic stem cell transplant, is described, and 7 further cases are reviewed. Because of the atypical clinical presentation, the low predictive role of the eosinophil count, and the low sensitivity of the microbiological tests, diagnosis of strongyloidiasis is a challenging problem. When a case of S. stercoralis infection is suspected, previous exposure may be the only clue to guide the diagnostic approach.

Strongyloides stercoralis infection in allogeneic stem cell transplant: a case report and review of the literature / Iori, ANNA PAOLA; Ferretti, Antonietta; Gentile, Giuseppe; Gabrielli, Simona; Perrone, Salvatore; Barberi, Walter; Torelli, Giovanni Fernando; Natalino, F; Scalzulli, Emilia; Totino, V; Foa, Roberto; Cancrini, G; Girmenia, C.. - In: TRANSPLANT INFECTIOUS DISEASE. - ISSN 1398-2273. - STAMPA. - 16:4(2014), pp. 625-630. [10.1111/tid.12239]

Strongyloides stercoralis infection in allogeneic stem cell transplant: a case report and review of the literature.

IORI, ANNA PAOLA;FERRETTI, ANTONIETTA;GENTILE, Giuseppe;GABRIELLI, SIMONA;PERRONE, SALVATORE;BARBERI, Walter;TORELLI, Giovanni Fernando;SCALZULLI, EMILIA;FOA, Roberto;
2014

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Strongyloides stercoralis infections may be documented in low-endemicity areas, particularly in immigrants from endemic areas. The case of a patient from Bangladesh, an immigrant to Italy who developed a S. stercoralis infection after allogeneic stem cell transplant, is described, and 7 further cases are reviewed. Because of the atypical clinical presentation, the low predictive role of the eosinophil count, and the low sensitivity of the microbiological tests, diagnosis of strongyloidiasis is a challenging problem. When a case of S. stercoralis infection is suspected, previous exposure may be the only clue to guide the diagnostic approach.
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