Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
version ISSN 0138-6557
MARTINEZ LEYVA, Ludmila; GONZALEZ-CARBAJAL PASCUAL, Miguel; CANETE VILLAFRANCA, Roberto and ALMENAREZ GARCIA, Zenaida. Diagnosis and treatment of strongyloidosis. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.2, pp. 157-167. ISSN 0138-6557.
To determine the more current evidences en relation to strongyloidosis, a review in electronic databases on this subject, characterizing on the papers from the past years. Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode of global distribution, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions. The parasite has a complex life cycle due to possibility of a direct and indirect development or to produce internal and external autoinfections. The infection may to remains for many years without the involved subject refers clinical manifestations attributable to parasite; however, in some cases, specially those immunocompromised, parasitosis may to trigger clinical manifestations changing from slights pictures of abdominal pain and/or diarrhea up to debilitating diarrheic episodes causing a malabsorption syndrome, loss of weight and chronic wear an tear. It was showed the results of a review on the parasite, the way how it is related to human being and the considerations on the diagnosis, treatment and management of infected patients. In Cuba this entity is present and there are appropriate means for its diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords : Strongyloides stercoralis; strongiloidiasis; diagnosis; treatment.