[Duodenal Linphoma asociated to Strongyloides stercoralis infection. Two types of HTLV-1 infection].
- Julissa Guevara Miranda,
- Patricia Guzmán Rojas,
- Jorge Espinoza-Ríos,
- Fernando Mejía Cordero
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