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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-146

Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection masquerading as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A case report

Department of Medicine, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vidyasagar Kekathi
Flat No: 207, Dheeraj Enclave, Sapthagiri Nagar, Kurnool - 518002, Andhra Pradesh
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Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth. Infection in human beings may be asymptomatic in immunocompetent individuals or cause life-threatening symptoms in immunocompromised individuals. We present a case of S. stercoralis in an immunocompetent individual who was misdiagnosed as obstructive airway disease.

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