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    Metaperiodate deglycosylation of Strongyloides venezuelensis larvae: immunochemical characterization and antigen production for human strongyloidiasis diagnosis.
    Acta Trop 2018 Feb 15. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Av. Pará 1720, 38400-902, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:
    Strongyloidiasis is an important helminthiasis affecting million people worldwide. The aim of this study was to use sodium metaperiodate (MP) treatment to immunochemically characterize Strongyloides venezuelensis filariform larvae and use MP-treated heterologous antigen to detect IgG and subclasses in serum. Samples from individuals with definitive diagnosis of strongyloidiasis (n = 50), other parasitic diseases (n = 60) and negative endemic (n = 50) were tested. Read More

    Identification and Preliminary Evaluation of a Novel Recombinant Protein for Serodiagnosis of Strongyloidiasis.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Feb 12. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
    is a human parasite that can cause a long-term infection. In immunosuppressed patients, strongyloidiasis may be fatal when there is overwhelming autoinfection resulting in the migration of large numbers of larvae through many organs. Definitive diagnosis is still a challenge, and a combination of symptoms, microscopic identification, and serology test results are often used to arrive at a clinical decision. Read More

    High prevalence of S. Stercoralis infection among patients with Chagas disease: A retrospective case-control study.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 Jan 31;12(1):e0006199. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
    International Health Department, ISGlobal, Barcelona Center for International Health Research, (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic-Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
    Background: We evaluate the association between Trypanosoma cruzi infection and strongyloidiasis in a cohort of Latin American (LA) migrants screened for both infections in a non-endemic setting.

    Methodology: Case-control study including LA individuals who were systematically screened for T. cruzi infection and strongyloidiasis between January 2013 and April 2015. Read More

    Anemia, intractable vomiting, chronic diarrhea, and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic secretion: a diagnostic dilemma: Disseminated strongyloidosis in a patient with newly diagnosed HTLV infection-case report and review of literature.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(52):e9229
    Department of Medicine.
    Rationale: Strongyloidiasis hyperinfection and disseminated disease have high mortality rates due to several complications and early detection of Strongyloides infection is therefore prudent.

    Patient Concerns: A 37-year-old male patient came with chronic diarrhea, intractable vomiting and was found to have hyponatremia, and anemia on the initial laboratory tests.

    Diagnoses: Further work up revealed syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic secretion to be the cause of the hyponatremia in addition to gastrointestinal loses. Read More

    Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America.
    Transplantation 2018 Feb;102(2):193-208
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.
    The Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America clinical practice guideline is intended to guide clinicians caring for solid-organ transplant (SOT) donors, candidates and recipients regarding infectious diseases (ID) issues related to this geographical region, mostly located in the tropics. These recommendations are based on both systematic reviews of relevant literature and expert opinion from both transplant ID and travel medicine specialists. The guidelines provide recommendations for risk evaluation and laboratory investigation, as well as management and prevention of infection of the most relevant endemic diseases of Latin America. Read More

    Prevalence of and risk factors for malaria, filariasis, and intestinal parasites as single infections or co-infections in different settlements of Gabon, Central Africa.
    Infect Dis Poverty 2018 Jan 30;7(1). Epub 2018 Jan 30.
    Department of Parasitology-Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 4009, Libreville, Gabon.
    Background: Malaria, filariasis, and intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are common and frequently overlap in developing countries. The prevalence and predictors of these infections were investigated in three different settlements (rural, semi-urban, and urban) of Gabon.

    Methods: During cross-sectional surveys performed from September 2013 to June 2014, 451 individuals were interviewed. Read More

    Prevalence and molecular characterization of Strongyloides stercoralis, Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp., and Blastocystis spp. isolates in school children in Cubal, Western Angola.
    Parasit Vectors 2018 Jan 29;11(1):67. Epub 2018 Jan 29.
    Parasitology Reference and Research Laboratory, National Centre for Microbiology, Health Institute Carlos III, Ctra. Majadahonda-Pozuelo Km 2, 28220, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.
    Background: Human infections by the gastrointestinal helminth Strongyloides stercoralis and the enteric protozoans Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp. and Blastocystis spp. are not formally included in the list of 20 neglected tropical diseases prioritised by the World Health Organization. Read More

    Severe Strongyloidiasis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Should We Preventively Treat the Recipient, the Donor, or Both?
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Jan 22. Epub 2018 Jan 22.
    Département d'Urologie, Néphrologie et Transplantation, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, Paris, France.
    Strongyloidiasis is caused by a soil-transmitted helminth that is endemic in tropical and subtropical countries. The parasite can complete its life cycle without leaving the host, allowing autoinfection and persistence. The risk of infection in travelers is low, but the disease may become lethal following immunosuppression. Read More

    Strongyloidiasis Outside Endemic Areas: Long-term Parasitological and Clinical Follow-up After Ivermectin Treatment.
    Clin Infect Dis 2018 Jan 19. Epub 2018 Jan 19.
    Facultad de Medicina, Instituto de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Médica, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas.
    Background: Strongyloides stercoralis affects 30-100 million people worldwide. The first-line therapy is ivermectin. Cure is defined as the absence of larvae by parasitological methods 1 year after treatment. Read More

    A Case of Bacteremia and Meningitis Associated with Piperacillin-Tazobactam Nonsusceptible, Ceftriaxone SusceptibleduringHyperinfection in an Immunocompromised Host.
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2017 22;2017:8634717. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA.
    Strongyloidiasis is an emerging parasitic infection with intriguing epidemiology, presentation, and clinical management. We report a case of hyperinfection syndrome complicated bybacteremia and meningitis with one of the isolates showing a unique resistance pattern recently being recognized. This report describes the aspect of invasive bacterial infections in strongyloidiasis and highlights the unique susceptibility pattern of theisolate and the extreme caution required during the antibiotic therapy. Read More

    Chronic strongyloidiasis with recurrent asthma exacerbations and steroid-associated 'hives'.
    BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 17;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 17.
    Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, USA.
    A 74-year-old man experienced worsening asthma for several years. Oral steroids were required on multiple occasions for asthma treatment. During his steroid courses, he developed a hive-like rash, which would resolve after completion of each steroid course. Read More

    Strongyloides stercoralis and hookworm co-infection: spatial distribution and determinants in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia.
    Parasit Vectors 2018 Jan 12;11(1):33. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.
    Background: Strongyloides stercoralis and hookworm are two soil-transmitted helminths (STH) that are highly prevalent in Cambodia. Strongyloides stercoralis causes long-lasting infections and significant morbidity but is largely neglected, while hookworm causes the highest public health burden among STH. The two parasites have the same infection route, i. Read More

    Surveillance of strongyloidiasis in Spanish in-patients (1998-2014).
    PLoS One 2017 28;12(12):e0189449. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    Infectious Diseases Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, PROSICS, Barcelona, Spain.
    Background: Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasite that causes strongyloidiasis, a neglected tropical disease. S. stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth that is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Read More

    Importance of a Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis inand Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 Co-infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Front Microbiol 2017 6;8:2346. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y SIDA, CONICET-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    and Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 (HTLV-1) share some endemic regions such as Japan, Jamaica, and South America and are mostly diagnosed elsewhere in immigrants from endemic areas. This co-infection has not been documented in Argentina although both pathogens are endemic in the Northwest. We present a case ofand HTLV-1 co-infection with an initial presentation due to gastrointestinal symptoms which presented neither eosinophilia nor the presence of larvae in stool samples in a non-endemic area for these infections. Read More

    Immune complex detection in saliva samples: an innovative proposal for the diagnosis of human strongyloidiasis.
    Parasitology 2017 Dec 14:1-5. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Departamento de Ciências Patológicas,Laboratório de Parasitologia,Universidade Estadual de Londrina,Londrina PR,Brazil.
    Human strongyloidiasis is caused by helminth Strongyloides stercoralis. It has a worldwide distribution, often neglected and cause of severe morbidity. The parasitological diagnosis is hindered by the low and irregular amount of larvae in feces. Read More

    BiliaryWith Cholecystitis and Extensive Portal Vein Thrombosis.
    Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 8;4(4):ofx217. Epub 2017 Oct 8.
    Department of Internal Medicine.
    We report the rare finding ofrhabditiform larvae in biliary fluid, here associated with cholecystitis and near total portal vein thrombosis. The role ofleading to atypical clinical presentations and difficulty diagnosing strongyloidiasis in such patients with appropriate geographic exposure is discussed. Read More

    Influence of parasite load on the diagnosis and occurrence of eosinophilia in alcoholic patients infected with Strongyloides stercoralis.
    J Helminthol 2017 Nov 28:1-5. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
    Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas,Faculdade de Farmácia,Universidade Federal da Bahia,Salvador,Bahia,Brazil.
    Alcoholic patients are more susceptible to Strongyloides stercoralis infection. The chronic use of alcohol raises the levels of endogenous corticosteroids, which regulates the development of larvae and stimulates the differentiation of rhabditiform into infective filariform larvae, thus inducing internal autoinfection. Therefore, early diagnosis is important to prevent severe strongyloidiasis. Read More

    Newly Arrived African Migrants to Spain: Epidemiology and Burden of Disease.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Jan;98(1):319-325
    RICET (Red de Investigación Cooperativa en Enfermedades Tropicales).
    The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiological profile, clinical characteristics, and microbiological findings in African immigrants newly arrived to Spain attended at a specialized reference unit from October 2004 to February 2017. A common protocol for the screening of imported and cosmopolitan diseases was designed to evaluate patients with ≤ 12 months of stay in Spain. A total of 523 patients were included in the study, 488 (93. Read More

    Acute strongyloidiasis in a child recently returned from vacation in Cuba.
    CMAJ 2017 11;189(46):E1416-E1420
    Division of Infectious Diseases (Alabi, Bitnun), The Hospital for Sick Children; Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine (Boggild), Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network; Department of Medicine (Boggild) and Department of Paediatrics (Bitnun), University of Toronto; Public Health Ontario Laboratories (Boggild), Toronto, Ont.

    Case Report:Hyperinfection in a Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Nov;97(5):1629-1631
    Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
    is an intestinal nematode that can cause disseminated infection in an immunocompromised host. It is most commonly acquired in developing countries. It was previously a common infection in many parts of the United States, particularly in the Appalachian region, but is rarely identified currently. Read More

    Case Report: A Case of RecurrentColitis 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.
    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 ofinfection 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

    Electroacupuncture in rats infected witheffects on gastrointestinal transit and parasitological measurements.
    Acupunct Med 2018 Feb 4;36(1):44-51. Epub 2017 Nov 4.
    Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, UFMT-Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
    Objective: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 and CV12 on gastrointestinal transit and parasitological measurements duringinfection in rats.

    Design: Rats were infected withand allocated to one of three groups that were infected and remained untreated (SV group, n=8), infected and treated with EA at CV12 (SV+CV12 group, n=8) or infected and treated with EA at ST36 (SV+ST36 group, n=8). EA was performed every 3 days over a 21-day period, at 4 mA intensity and 15 Hz frequency for 20 min. Read More

    Strongyloides stercoralis is associated with significant morbidity in rural Cambodia, including stunting in children.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Oct 23;11(10):e0005685. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.
    Background: Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted nematode that can replicate within its host, leading to long-lasting and potentially fatal infections. It is ubiquitous and highly prevalent in Cambodia. The extent of morbidity associated with S. Read More

    Strongyloides stercoralis seroprevalence in Vietnam.
    Epidemiol Infect 2017 11 17;145(15):3214-3218. Epub 2017 Oct 17.
    Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme,Hanoi,Vietnam.
    Strongyloidiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis affecting 30-100 million people worldwide. Many Southeast-Asian countries report a high prevalence of S. stercoralis infection, but there are little data from Vietnam. Read More

    Albendazole and ivermectin for the control of soil-transmitted helminths in an area with high prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis and hookworm in northwestern Argentina: A community-based pragmatic study.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Oct 9;11(10):e0006003. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Instituto de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Nacional de Salta-Sede Regional Orán, San Ramón de la Nueva Orán, Salta, Argentina.
    Background: Recommendations for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control give a key role to deworming of school and pre-school age children with albendazole or mebendazole; which might be insufficient to achieve adequate control, particularly against Strongyloides stercoralis. The impact of preventive chemotherapy (PC) against STH morbidity is still incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a community-based program with albendazole and ivermectin in a high transmission setting for S. Read More

    A case of adenocarcinoma developed in the small intestine with chronic strongyloidiasis.
    Clin J Gastroenterol 2017 Dec 7;10(6):519-523. Epub 2017 Oct 7.
    Department of Surgical Pathology, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.
    We experienced a case of intestinal strongyloidiasis complicated by jejunal carcinoma. A Japanese male in his 50s, who has a 7-year medical history of duodenal ulcers, complained of loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Computed tomography and gastroduodenal endoscopic examination revealed a stenosis of the duodenum. Read More

    Helminths as an alternative therapy for intestinal diseases.
    World J Gastroenterol 2017 Sep;23(33):6009-6015
    LIM 07-Laboratory of Experimental Clinical Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clínicas Hospital of University of São Paulo-HCFMUSP and, School of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo 04023-062, Brazil.
    Animal models and clinical studies have shown that helminth infections exert immunomodulatory activity, altering intestinal permeability and providing a potential beneficial action on autoimmune and inflammatory disorders in human beings, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease. This is consistent with the theory that intestinal microbiota is responsible for shaping human immunological responses. With the arrival of the immunobiologic era and the use of antibodies, we propose a distinctive pathway for treating patients with IBD and celiac disease. Read More

    Avidity as a criterion for diagnosis of human strongyloidiasis increases specificity of IgG ELISA.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Dec 26;89(4):262-264. Epub 2017 Aug 26.
    Departamento de Ciências Patológicas, Laboratório de Parasitologia, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. Electronic address:
    This study evaluates the inclusion of the IgG avidity index in ELISA to detect anti-Strongyloides stercoralis IgG. The ELISA index revealed 70% of specificity. With the inclusion of screening AI, specificity increased to 80%. Read More

    Seroprevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection among HTLV-I infected blood donors in Barcelona, Spain: A cross-sectional study.
    Acta Trop 2017 Dec 20;176:412-414. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, PROSICS Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Strongyloides stercoralis infection in patients with HTLV-I infection may lead to severe clinical manifestations. The aim of the present study is to determine the seroprevalence of S. stercoralis infection among blood donors who tested positive for HTLV-I infection. Read More

    Seroepidemiological trend of strongyloidiasis in the Bolivian Chaco (1987-2013) in the absence of disease-specific control measures.
    Trop Med Int Health 2017 11 12;22(11):1457-1462. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy.
    Objectives: The prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infections is grossly underestimated because infections go mostly undetected, although they can persist for a lifetime due to the auto-infective cycle. In the Bolivian Chaco, the prevalence of soil-transmitted nematodes dropped dramatically in the past 25 years, but the mebendazole used for preventive chemotherapy has no effect on S. stercoralis. Read More

    An eleven-year retrospective hospital-based study of epidemiological data regarding human strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand.
    BMC Infect Dis 2017 09 18;17(1):627. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
    Background: Human strongyloidiasis is a chronic and persistent gastrointestinal disease caused by infection with soil-transmitted helminths of the genus Strongyloides. The aim of this research was to obtain diagnostic prevalence regarding strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand through a hospital-based study.

    Methods: Patients' demographic data and the results of stool examinations conducted using the formalin ethyl acetate concentration technique were collected from the parasitology laboratory records at Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Read More

    Strongyloid Hyperinfection in a Patient with Immunocompromised Chronic Kidney Disease.
    Indian J Nephrol 2017 Sep-Oct;27(5):389-391
    Department of Nephrology, Care Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
    Strongyloid hyperinfection is seen in immunocompromised individuals with underlying lung disease. The use of immunosuppressive drugs is an important risk factor. We report a case of IgA nephropathy with crescent, started on glucocorticoid and mycophenolate mofetil. Read More

    Prevention and assessment of infectious diseases among children and adult migrants arriving to the European Union/European Economic Association: a protocol for a suite of systematic reviews for public health and health systems.
    BMJ Open 2017 Sep 11;7(9):e014608. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    Introduction: The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is developing evidence-based guidance for voluntary screening, treatment and vaccine prevention of infectious diseases for newly arriving migrants to the European Union/European Economic Area. The objective of this systematic review protocol is to guide the identification, appraisal and synthesis of the best available evidence on prevention and assessment of the following priority infectious diseases: tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis (polio),disease, strongyloidiasis and schistosomiasis.

    Methods And Analysis: The search strategy will identify evidence from existing systematic reviews and then update the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evidence using prospective trials, economic evaluations and/or recently published systematic reviews. Read More

    Colorectal Cancer Associated withColitis.
    ACG Case Rep J 2017 30;4:e104. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY.
    colitis is a severe but easily curable disease with a high mortality rate if left untreated. Strongyloidiasis can persist up to several decades and may lead to a chronic colitis similar to that seen in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the two are often confused. Chronic colitis from IBD is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, so it is plausible that chronic colitis from strongyloidiasis may carry a similar risk. Read More

    Modulation of CD4and CD8T Cell Function and Cytokine Responses in Strongyloides stercoralis Infection by Interleukin-27 (IL-27) and IL-37.
    Infect Immun 2017 Nov 18;85(11). Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    National Institutes of Health-NIRT-International Center for Excellence in Research, Chennai, India
    infection is associated with diminished antigen-specific Th1- and Th17-associated responses and enhanced Th2-associated responses. Interleukin-27 (IL-27) and IL-37 are two known anti-inflammatory cytokines that are highly expressed ininfection. We therefore wanted to examine the role of IL-27 and IL-37 in regulating CD4and CD8T cell responses ininfection. Read More

    Strongyloides stercoralis infection increases the likelihood to detect Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in peripheral blood in Chagas disease patients.
    Trop Med Int Health 2017 11 20;22(11):1436-1441. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, PROSICS Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Objectives: In a previous study performed by our group, Strongyloides stercoralis infection in patients with Chagas disease was associated with higher proportion of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA detection in peripheral blood. The aim of the study was to confirm this association in a larger cohort of patients.

    Methods: Cross-sectional study of all patients with Chagas disease diagnosed from 2005 to 2015 during blood donation at the Catalan Blood Bank. Read More

    The changing aetiology of eosinophilia in migrants and returning travellers in the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London 2002-2015: An observational study.
    J Infect 2017 Oct 24;75(4):301-308. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Determining the cause of eosinophilia in patients returning from the tropics continues to present a diagnostic challenge. The history, symptoms and degree of eosinophilia are often poor predictors of eventual diagnosis, but helminths are an important cause. The current British Infection Association recommendations use travel history to guide investigation of eosinophilia. Read More

    Prevalence ofand Other Intestinal Parasite Infections in School Children in a Rural Area of Angola: A Cross-Sectional Study.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Oct 18;97(4):1226-1231. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, PROSICS, Barcelona, Spain.
    is widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence ofand other intestinal parasites and identify the risk factors for infection within a rural area of Angola. A cross-sectional study was conducted in school-age children (SAC) in Cubal, Angola. Read More

    Different but overlapping populations of Strongyloides stercoralis in dogs and humans-Dogs as a possible source for zoonotic strongyloidiasis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Aug 9;11(8):e0005752. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
    Strongyloidiasis is a much-neglected soil born helminthiasis caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis. Human derived S. stercoralis can be maintained in dogs in the laboratory and this parasite has been reported to also occur in dogs in the wild. Read More

    Control of chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection in an endemic community may be possible by pharmacological means alone: Results of a three-year cohort study.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jul 31;11(7):e0005825. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Public Health Medicine, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University Cairns, Smithfield, Australia.
    Objectives: To assess the effect of treatment with ivermectin on the prevalence of S. stercoralis infection in an Australian Aboriginal population over a three year period, and to assess the validity of using a lower ELISA cut-off in diagnosis.

    Methods: A three-year cohort study of 259 adult Australian Aboriginals living in a remote community in northern Australia. Read More

    Evidence-Based Guidelines for Screening and Management of Strongyloidiasis in Non-Endemic Countries.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Sep 27;97(3):645-652. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal-CRESIB), Hospital Clínic-Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Strongyloidiasis is an intestinal parasitic infection becoming increasingly important outside endemic areas, not only because of the high prevalence found in migrant populations, but also because immunosuppressed patients may suffer a potentially fatal disseminated disease. The aim of these guidelines is to provide evidence-based guidance for screening and treatment of strongyloidiasis in non-endemic areas. A panel of experts focused on three main clinical questions (who should be screened and how, how to treat), and reviewed pertinent literature available in international databases of medical literature and in documents released by relevant organizations/societies. Read More

    A Case of Strongyloidiasis: An Immigrant Healthcare Worker Presenting with Fatigue and Weight Loss.
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2017 28;2017:6718284. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
    Background: is an intestinal nematode parasite classified as a soil-transmitted helminth, endemic in tropical and subtropical regions.can remain dormant for decades after the initial infection.

    Case: We describe a patient who was diagnosed withinfection three weeks after a left inguinal hernia repair and discuss approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Read More

    [Duodenal Linphoma asociated to Strongyloides stercoralis infection. Two types of HTLV-1 infection].
    Rev Gastroenterol Peru 2017 Apr-Jun;37(2):169-172
    Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú; Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.
    Infection by the Human T- Lymphotropic virus I (HTLV-1) causes Adult T cell Leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL), being the duodenal involvement rare. Commonly, patients co-infected with HTLV-1 and Strongyloides stercoralis are seen due to the lack of TH2 response found on these patients. We describe a 48-year- old woman, from the jungle of Peru, with a family history of HTLV-1 infection, who presented with a History of chronic diarrhea and weight loss. Read More

    Occurrence of strongyloidiasis in privately owned and sheltered dogs: clinical presentation and treatment outcome.
    Parasit Vectors 2017 Jul 20;10(1):345. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
    Background: The increasing number of reports of human infections by Strongyloides stercoralis from a range of European countries over the last 20 years has spurred the interest of the scientific community towards this parasite and, in particular, towards the role that infections of canine hosts may play in the epidemiology of human disease. Data on the epidemiology of canine strongyloidiasis is currently limited, most likely because of the inherent limitations of current diagnostic methods.

    Methods: Faecal samples were collected directly from the rectal ampulla of 272 animals of varying age and both genders living in Apulia, southern Italy. Read More

    Side Benefits of Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis onPrevalence on Pemba Island, Tanzania.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Sep 19;97(3):681-683. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
    , although endemic in many countries, is not included in helminth control programs. Few data are available on the prevalence and morbidity linked to this infection. We compared data from two studies conducted in 1998 and 2013 on Pemba Island, Tanzania, involving 525 and 509 schoolchildren, respectively. Read More

    Case report of a computerized tomography sign ininfection.
    Int Med Case Rep J 2017 27;10:219-222. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC, USA.
    This is a case of strongyloidiasis showing colon enhancement on a computerized tomography (CT) scan. The patient presented with chief complaints of diarrhea and abdominal pain. She gave a history of recent travel to El Salvador and her stool was positive for. Read More

    Serologic Monitoring of Public Health Interventions against.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Jul;97(1):166-172
    Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Northwestern Argentina is endemic for soil-transmitted helminths, and annual deworming programs are carried out in prioritized areas. High prevalence ofwas reported in this area; therefore, control programs including ivermectin are being evaluated. The NIE-enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used for this purpose. Read More

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