• 1 Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
Trop Biomed, 2010 Apr;27(1):115-9.
PMID: 20562820 MyJurnal


Strongyloides stercoralis is a widespread, soil-transmitted helminth affecting humans. Autoinfection occurs in S. stercoralis infection and this leads to a continuous build-up of worm burden in human host. This may lead to hyperinfection syndrome which has the potential to cause serious life-threatening disease especially in immunocompromised and immunosuppressed patients. Thus, patient with underlying risk factors should be suspicious of having this infection as severe strongyloidiasis carries a high mortality rate if the diagnosis is delayed. Here, we report a case of S. stercoralis hyperinfection in a diabetic patient.

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