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Signs of Strongyloidiasis

Symptoms of Strongyloidiasis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Strongyloidiasis may include:

Note that Strongyloidiasis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Strongyloidiasis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Strongyloidiasis:

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Many Strongyloides infections are mild and go unnoticed. Moderate infections may cause a burning pain in the abdomen. Nausea and vomiting may be present, and diarrhea and constipation alternate. Severe infections result in anemia, weight loss, and chronic diarrhea. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

At times, the larvae may develop rapidly into the infective state in the intestine where they penetrate the intestinal lining instead of passing out of the body in the feces, as occurs normally. This modification of the life cycle, called internal autoinfection, explains persistent strongyloidiasis, as long as 40 years in patients who have moved to areas where the disease is not generally found. Autoinfection may produce heavy infections and severe disease, especially in patients with reduced immunity such as those receiving corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drug treatment. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

More Symptoms of Strongyloidiasis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Strongyloidiasis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Strongyloidiasis?

The phrase "signs of Strongyloidiasis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Strongyloidiasis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Strongyloidiasis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Strongyloidiasis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Strongyloidiasis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Strongyloidiasis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Strongyloidiasis signs or Strongyloidiasis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Strongyloidiasis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Strongyloidiasis symptoms.


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