Systemic Strongyloidiasis- Is It Dissemination or Hyperinfection? OD12-OD13
Dr. Swathy Moorthy,
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
An intestinal nematode, with clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic state to catastrophic outcomes, Strongyloides stercoralis can be a potential cause of mortality, especially in patients with immunosuppressed state. Here, we present a patient with relatively short duration of immunosuppression, developing systemic strongyloidiasis and eventually succumbed after a brief duration of ailment. The index case satisfied the description of a case of hyperinfection. However, there existed a challenge in ruling out dissemination in her since she could not be evaluated completely due to a fulminant course.