Disseminated strongyloidiasis with cutaneous manifestations in an immunocompromised host

Steven M. Gordon, Anthony A. Gal, Alvin R. Solomon, John A. Bryan

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Abstract

Recognition of the characteristic cutaneous eruption of disseminated strongyloidiasis can be crucial for early diagnosis and treatment of this potentially fatal infestation. We describe a corticosteroid-dependent elderly man who had a purpuric eruption. Filariform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis were found in dermal granulomas and also in the sputum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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