Strongyloidiasis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 01, 2017
  • Author: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is strongyloidiasis?

What education is indicated for people at risk for strongyloidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of strongyloidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of stage 1 of the Strongyloides stercoralis life cycle in strongyloidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of stage 2 of the Strongyloides stercoralis life cycle in strongyloidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of stage 3 of the Strongyloides stercoralis life cycle in strongyloidiasis?

What is autoinfection in stage 3 of the life cycle of Strongyloides stercoralis in strongyloidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of stage 4 of the Strongyloides stercoralis life cycle in strongyloidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of stage 5 of the Strongyloides stercoralis life cycle in strongyloidiasis?

What causes strongyloidiasis?

What are the risk factors for severe strongyloidiasis?

Can strongyloidiasis be transmitted from one person to another?

How are zoonotic infections by Strongyloides species (strongyloidiasis) transmitted?

How common is strongyloidiasis in the US?

What is the international prevalence of strongyloidiasis?

What are the racial and age differences in the incidence of strongyloidiasis?

What is the prognosis of strongyloidiasis?

Presentation

What are the clinical manifestations of strongyloidiasis?

What are the GI symptoms of strongyloidiasis?

What are the pulmonary signs and symptoms of strongyloidiasis?

What are the dermatologic manifestations of strongyloidiasis?

What are the neurologic and other manifestations of strongyloidiasis?

What are the GI complications of strongyloidiasis?

What are the pulmonary complications of strongyloidiasis?

What are the dermatologic, neurologic, vascular, renal, and musculoskeletal complications in strongyloidiasis?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations in strongyloidiasis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Strongyloidiasis?

Workup

What are the approach considerations in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

What are the hematologic findings in strongyloidiasis?

What are stool exam findings in strongyloidiasis?

What are the microscopy findings in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

What stool culture techniques are available for the workup of strongyloidiasis?

Which immunodiagnostic assays are used in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

What is the role of ELISA testing in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

What are the assay findings in strongyloidiasis?

What are the radiographic findings in strongyloidiasis?

What are the CT findings in strongyloidiasis?

What are the endoscopic and histologic features of strongyloidiasis?

What is the role of a string test (Entero-Test) or duodenal aspiration test in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

What is the role of fluid analysis in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

What is the role of a skin biopsy in the workup of strongyloidiasis?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations in the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

When is intensive care or transfer indicated in the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

What is the role of anthelmintic agents in the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

Which anthelmintic agents are indicated in the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

What is the role of antibiotic therapy and supportive care in the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

Medications

What is the goal of medication in the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

What are the resources for information on medications used for the treatment of strongyloidiasis?

Which medications in the drug class Anthelmintics are used in the treatment of Strongyloidiasis?