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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2014;18(4):241-245.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2014.18.4.241    Published online December 31, 2014.
Strongyloides Hyperinfection in an Elderly Patient Treated for Stomach Cancer
Young Min Rah, Su A Yun, Hee Jung Yoon, Seung Yun Lee
1Department of Infectious Diseases, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. yhj822@medimail.co.kr
2Department of Pathology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
노인 위암 환자에서 발생한 분선충 중감염 1예
나영민1⦁윤수아1⦁윤희정1⦁이승연2
을지대학교 의과대학 을지대학교병원 감염내과1, 병리과2
Abstract
Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode with a complex life cycle, including a free living cycle, a parasitic cycle, and an auto-infection cycle. S. stercolaris infection may occur in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. It is usually asymptomatic and undetectable for decades in a healthy host. In immunocompromised patient, however, it may cause life threatening hyperinfection involving multiple organs. In Korea, several cases of Strongyloides hyperinfection have been reported since 1959. However, reports with gastric involvement and peritoneal invasion are rare. This is a report of gastric strongyloidiasis hyperinfection identified at ascites in an elderly patient who had subtotal gastrectomy due to stomach cancer.
Key Words: Strongyloides stercoralis, Stomach neoplasms, Ivermectin, Parasitology


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