Case Report

A serious pulmonary infection secondary to disseminated Strongyloidiasis in a patient with Nephrotic syndrome

Mingming Ma, Shuang Cui, Ting Luo, Zhanhua Chen, Xiangnan Dong, Sibo Huang and Lianghong Yin*

Published: 03 April, 2019 | Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Pages: 071-075

We report a case involving infection with Strongyloides stercoralis found in the sputum of a 66-year-old male patient who had a medical history of nephrotic syndrome and was treated with methylprednisolone and monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy 3 months previously. This patient presented with stubborn pulmonary symptoms and signs, which was the mechanical destruction caused by larval migration. We found strongyloides in his sputum that provided diagnostic proof.

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Strongyloides stercoralis; Sputum; Nephrotic syndrome


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