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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ZAYAS MARTINEZ, Iris Gladys et al. Chronic strongyloidosis. A case report. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1. ISSN 1025-0255.

The case of a 15 year-old adolescent remitted to the parasitology consultation at Pediatric Specialties Polyclinic of Camagüey is described, by presenting a marked eosinophilia and purpuric lesions in face and thorax, accompanied by fever and vomits with striae of blood. It was indicated conical cup in feces and Strongyloides stercoralis larvae were observed, the skin biopsy showed edema of the papillary dermis and hemorrhagic focuses, lesions that can show up in patients with infection for this parasitosis. In the epidemiological survey was proved that the patient frequently used to walk without having no shoes and bad hygienic-sanitary conditions at home were verified. This case constitutes the first chronic strongyloidosis report in the province.

Keywords : Chronic strongiloidosis.

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