Strongyloides stercoralis: a rare and severe presentation in a pregnant woman
Resumen: Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode with a worldwide distribution. It can go from an asymptomatic infection to a life-threatening hyperinfection syndrome. Here, we report a case of intestinal obstruction due to S. stercoralis in a pregnant woman. This condition, as well as severe strongyloidiasis in pregnant women, is seldomly reported. In this case, Human T-lymphotropic Virus 1 (HTLV-1) coinfection was confirmed, a well-known risk factor for a more severe presentation of strongyloidiasis. We suggest that HTLV status should be screened in every severe S. stercoralis infection, or when, despite a correct treatment, a relapse is observed.
Idioma: Inglés
Año: 2020
Publicado en: The new microbiologica 43, 1 (2020), 44-46
ISSN: 1121-7138

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Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/T51-17R
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Area Medicina (Dpto. Medicina, Psiqu. y Derm.)
Área (Departamento): Área Obstetricia y Ginecología (Dpto. Cirugía,Ginecol.Obstetr.)

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