Christopher Nnaoma, MD - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Resident

Christopher Nnaoma

MD

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Resident

Newark, NJ | United States

Main Specialties: Internal Medicine

Additional Specialties: Internal Medicine

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Christopher Nnaoma, MD - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Resident

Christopher Nnaoma

MD

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Primary Affiliation: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Newark, NJ , United States

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Education

Jul 2013
IMO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL, ORLU. NIGERIA
MBBS
Jul 2013
IMO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL, ORLU. NIGERIA
MBBS

Experience

Jul 2017
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Resident
Internal Medicine

Publications

4Publications

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The Worm that Clogs the Lungs: Strongyloides Hyper-Infection Leading to Fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

Am J Case Rep 2019 Mar 22;20:377-380. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA.

BACKGROUND Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal helminth. Parasitism is caused by penetration of the larvae through the skin. It is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of the world and in the United States occurs in the southeastern region. It has a tendency to remain dormant or progress to a state of hyper-infection during immunosuppression. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 70-year-old Nigerian who developed fatal ARDS secondary to Strongyloides infection after been treated with steroids for treatment of autoimmune necrotizing myopathy. Despite adequate management with mechanical ventilation and appropriate antifungal therapy, the patient died on day 19 of hospitalization. CONCLUSIONS S. stercoralis is known to affect every organ in the body. ARDS is often an overlooked complication of Strongyloides hyper-infection, which is often deadly. Immediate diagnosis and treatment are important for patient survival.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.914640DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6439959PMC
March 2019
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Misdiagnosis: Acute Chest Syndrome That Evolved into Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Patient without a Documented History of Hemoglobinopathy.

Case Rep Med 2019 3;2019:2893056. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/2893056DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378019PMC
February 2019
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A Rare Culprit of Simultaneous Arteriovenous Thromboembolism: Acute Viral Perimyocarditis.

Case Rep Cardiol 2019 8;2019:5361529. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/5361529DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341272PMC
January 2019
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