Eosinophilic Ascites Due to Hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis

Arnon Lambroza, Andrew Dannenberg

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with cryptogenic cirrhosis, new onset ascites, and hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis who had significant eosinophilia of the peritoneal fluid. The eosinophilia resolved with treatment of the S. stercoralis infection, and did not recur during two subsequent episodes of ascits and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Eosinophilic ascites is rare in parasitic infection, but it has been described in a variety of disorders which are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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