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Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome among COVID-19 Patients Treated with Corticosteroids.

Jani M Kim, Geetha Sivasubramanian,

Widespread use of corticosteroids for COVID-19 treatment has led to Strongyloides reactivation and severe disease in patients from endemic areas. We describe a US patient with COVID-19 and Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome and review other reported cases. Our findings highlight the need for Strongyloides screening and treatment in high-risk populations. ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2022, 28(7):1531-1533]

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Atypical pulmonary presentation of Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a patient with philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Case report.

Caitlyn J Smith, Ayman H Gaballah, Kelly Bowers, Chase Baxter, Carla R Caruso,

<i>Strongyloides stercoralis</i> is a soil-transmitted helminth endemic to tropical and subtropical regions and can be acquired due to parasite penetration through the skin. It can remain dormant in the gastrointestinal system for decades after the primary infection. In immunocompromised patients, this parasite can cause autoinfection with progression to hyperinfection syndrome. ... Read more >>

IDCases (IDCases)
[2022, 29:e01530]

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