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  1. Strongyloidiasis: Introduction
  2. Causes (3 conditions)
  3. Treatments
  4. Definitions

Causes of Strongyloidiasis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Strongyloidiasis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Strongyloidiasis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Strongyloidiasis may include:

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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)

The parasitic roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis mainly... (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)

Infections with nematodes of the order Strongylida; includes Oesophagostomiasis, hook worm infection, trichostrongyloidiasis and equine strongylosis.
- (Source - CRISP)

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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Strongyloidiasis

The list below shows some of the causes of Strongyloidiasis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Strongyloidiasis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Strongyloidiasis. Of the 3 causes of Strongyloidiasis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Strongyloidiasis:

The following list of conditions have 'Strongyloidiasis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Strongyloidiasis:

Strongyloides stercoralis
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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