Can strongyloidiasis be transmitted from one person to another?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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No evidence exists of direct person-to-person transmission in a household. Strongyloides larvae have been detected in the milk of mothers with chronic infection, suggesting vertical transmission. Evidence in dogs also shows transmission in breast milk. [17] No studies indicating transmammary transmission in humans exist. Cadaveric donors of renal transplants have been implicated as sources of fatal hyperinfection syndromes in transplant recipients. [18]


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