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Biomédica

versão impressa ISSN 0120-4157
versão On-line ISSN 2590-7379

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RODRIGUEZ-PEREZ, Elba G.; ARCE-MENDOZA, Alma Y.; SALDIVAR-PALACIOS, Roberto  e  ESCANDON-VARGAS, Kevin. Fatal Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection syndrome in an alcoholic diabetic patient from México. Biomédica [online]. 2020, vol.40, suppl.1, pp.32-36.  Epub 20-Ago-2020. ISSN 0120-4157.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.5071.

Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection syndrome is a medical emergency that requires a high level of suspicion. Immunocompromised patients are at high risk of hyperinfection syndrome; however, malnutrition, alcoholism, and diabetes mellitus also need to be considered as predisposing factors. The diagnosis and treatment of Strongyloides hyperinfection are challenging and patients often have severe complications. Consequently, mortality is overwhelmingly high, with proportions above 60%.

Herein, we report a case of Strongyloides hyperinfection in a 40-year-old alcoholic diabetic patient living in México. Unfortunately, the late diagnosis resulted in his death despite the treatment and supportive measures. Increased awareness is needed to prevent the dire consequences of strongyloidiasis.

Palavras-chave : Strongyloides stercoralis; strongyloidiasis; neglected diseases; México.

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