Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection After the use of Emergency Corticosteroids

A Case Report on Hyperinfection Syndrome

George Vasquez-Rios; Roberto Pineda-Reyes; Eloy F. Ruiz; Angelica Terashima; Fernando Mejia


J Med Case Reports. 2019;13(121) 

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Strongyloides HS should be suspected in critically ill patients with asthma with a pertinent epidemiological background, and for whom conventional breathing therapy and broad-spectrum antibiotics failed. Once the diagnosis of Strongyloides infection is established, corticosteroids should be discontinued and therapy with ivermectin should be initiated promptly. A high index of suspicion and epidemiological risk assessment are the cornerstone for the diagnosis of this condition in both developed and developing countries.