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Strongyloidiasis

Strongyloidiasis: Introduction

Strongyloidiasis: The parasitic roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis mainly infects humans. This parasite has different types of ... more about Strongyloidiasis.

Strongyloidiasis: A parasitic infectious disease involving the intestines and caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis. Infection usually occurs in crowded, unsanitized populations. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Strongyloidiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Strongyloidiasis

Treatments for Strongyloidiasis

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Strongyloidiasis: Complications

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Causes of Strongyloidiasis

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Disease Topics Related To Strongyloidiasis

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Misdiagnosis and Strongyloidiasis

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Article Excerpts about Strongyloidiasis

The parasitic roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis mainly infects humans. This parasite has different types of life cycles. One is direct, similar to that of the hookworm. After a short feeding period and development in the soil, the larvae penetrate human skin, enter the blood stream, and pass through the right side of the heart to the lungs. From the lungs, the adolescent parasites go up the windpipe into the mouth, are swallowed, and reach the upper part of the small intestine where they develop into mature worms. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Strongyloidiasis:

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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Strongyloidiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Strongyloidiasis, or a subtype of Strongyloidiasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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