Case Report: A Case of Recurrent Strongyloides stercoralis Colitis in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Nov;97(5):1619-1622
Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Strongyloides stercoralis chronic infection is frequently subclinical and thus under-recognized, although its increasing prevalence in nonendemic regions has implications for immunocompromised hosts. We present a 75-year-old male with stage II multiple myeloma who presented with relapse of Strongyloides infection after initial treatment, negative surveillance testing, and subsequent resumption of chemotherapy for his multiple myeloma. The optimal regimen for secondary prophylaxis against recurrent infections is unknown. Read More