Iranian Journal of Parasitology 2015. 10(1):141-145.

Disseminated strongyloidiasis in a patient with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis-case report.
Tahereh Malakoutian, Ronak Mohammadi, Mojgan Asgari, Atefeh Amouzegar

Abstract


 

Strongyloides stercoralis (SS) is a unique nematode with an auto infective cycle, so that it completes its life cycle within the human host and can live there for many years. In immunocompromised patients, infection can cause Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome (S.H.S) that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. As vari-ous infections are one of the leading causes of membranoproliferative glomerulo-nephritis (MPGN), we should consider subclinical strongyloidiasis as a possible underlying disease, especially in endemic areas. Here we describe a case of strongy-loidiasis following immunosuppressive therapy for MPGN, the diagnosis of which was made, only a few hours before death, by stomach biopsy.


Keywords


Hyperinfection; Immunosuppression; Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis; Strongyloides stercoralis

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