Publications by authors named "Helena Saba"

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Strongyloides Hyperinfection Presenting as a Gastric Outlet Obstruction.

Cureus 2020 Jan 8;12(1):e6603. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Associates of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, USA.

Strongyloides is a unique nematode in its ability to cause a secondary hyperinfection and disseminated disease several years following initial contact. The prevalence of Strongyloides infection has been rising; it is currently considered a global disease, which presents with a broad spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms among patients. This case report focuses on a 67-year-old Caribbean female presenting with severe weight loss, vomiting, early satiety, and mild anemia who was subsequently diagnosed with strongyloidiasis on the basis of a duodenal biopsy pathology report obtained via esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
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