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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-66

Fatal strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome in a renal allograft recipient: A case report and review of literature


1 Senior Resident, Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India
2 Additional Professor, Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India

Correspondence Address:
Narayan Prasad
Additional Professor, Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014
India
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2014.05.004

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Strongyloidiasis stercoralis, is an intestinal nematode and endemic in tropical and subtropical countries. It usually presents as a long term, asymptomatic infection in immunocompetent human hosts. But in immunocompromised hosts, it may produce a more fatal form of disease. We report a case of severe fatal strongyloides stercoralis in renal transplant recipients and review of literature in this regard.


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