Disseminated Strongyloidiasis: Diagnosis Made by Sputum Examination

Robert A. Harris, Daniel M. Musher, Victor Fainstein, Edward J. Young, Jill Clarridge

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Two immune-compromised patients had pulmonary and intestinal infection due to Strongyloides stercoralis. Diagnosis was facilitated in both cases when the parasites were found in the sputum. Treatment with thiabendazole appeared to eradicate the infection, but repeated follow-up examinations are needed because of the likelihood of relapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-66
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 4 1980

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