Disease Information for Strongyloides stercoralis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Creeping eruption syndrome
Ground itch Skin invasion pruritis
Pruritic/itching rash
Pruritis Itching
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain in Children
Chronic Diarrhea in a Child
Diarrhea
Diarrhea and Weight Loss
Diarrhea in Children
Diarrhea, chronic
Diffuse Abdominal Pain
Epigastric Pain
Fatty food intolerance
Glove stool exam guaiac positive
Poorly Localized Abdominal Pain
Steady abdominal pain
Tenesmus
Tenesmus in Children
Hemoptysis
Fever
Fever in Immigrants
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Fever Immigrant Recent Home country visit
Presentation/Fever recent Travel Long visit return
Presentation/Eosinophilia and Meningoencephalitis
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Incubation/Variable
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Fecal/oral route infection spread
Exposure/Night soil fertilized vegetables/ingestion
Recent Event
Recent/Travel
Recent/Travel/International 6-18 months ago
Population Group
Child
Population/Immigrant population
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Duodenal Aspirate abnormal forms
Microlab/Duodenal Aspirate Larval forms
Microlab/Stool ova/parasites/abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Microcytes/small RBCs on Blood smear
Microcytosis/microcytic anemia (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Hematocrit (Lab)
Hemoglobin (Lab)
Iron, serum (Lab)
MCH (Lab)
MCHC (Lab)
MCV/Mean Corpuscular Volume (Lab)
RBC/Red Blood Count (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Eosinophiles (LAB)
Globulin, serum (Lab)
IGE/Immunoglobulin E (Lab)
IGM/Immunoglobulin M (Lab)
TIBC/Total Iron Binding capacity (Lab)
STOOL Occult blood
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Abdominal film abnormalities/ABD/KUB
Xray/Gas in biliary tree/ABD
Xray/Pulmonary infiltrate eosinophilia (PIE/Loeffler's syndrome)
X-RAY With contrast
SBS/Mucosal destruction small bowel (Xray)
UGI/Antrum deformity, narrowing
UGI/Duodenum dilatation
UGI/Duodenum thickened folds
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anemia
Ascariasis, pulmonary larval infestation
Sprue, tropical
Associated Disease & Complications
Angioedema/angioneurotic edema
Anogenital pruritis syndrome
Appendicitis
Eosinophilia Hypereosinophilia
Eosinophilic pneumonia/prolonged
Hyperglobulinemia
Intestinal roundworm (nematode) infestation
Irritable Colon Syndrome
Loefflers/Eosinophilic pneumonia, acute
Malabsorption/Steatorrhea syndrome
Strongyloidiasis, intestinal
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Contact/cutaneous/portal of entry pathophysiology
AGENT/Intestinal parasite infestation (ex)
AGENT/Migrating/invading larval forms
AGENT/Nematodes/roundworm (ex)
AGENT/Parasites (category)
AGENT/Parasitic pulmonary larval migration effect (ex)
AGENT/Percutaneous transmission agent (ex)
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Larval skin penetration site
Pathophysiology/Fat Malabsorption
Pathophysiology/Fat soluble Vitamin Malabsorption
Pathophysiology/Malabsorption
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Ivermectin (Mectizan)
RX/Thiabendazole (Mintezol)
Definition

A species of parasitic nematode widely distributed in tropical and subtropical countries. The females and their larvae inhabit the mucosa of the intestinal tract, where they cause ulceration and diarrhea.

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