Case Report

Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome - An Unappreciated Opportunistic Infection

Uma Sekhar*, Molly Madan**, Mary Ranjitham**, Georgie Abraham***, G Eapen+

Associate Professor; **Assistant Professor, Departments of Microbiology; ***Addl. Professor of Medicine and Consultant Nephrologist, +MBBS, Sir Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai 600 116, Tamil Nadu.

Received : 13.5.1999; Accepted : 15.3.2000

Abstract

A case of respiratory hyperinfection syndrome which occurred in a patient on long term corticosteroid therapy is reported here for itís rarity. Intestinal infection with this parasite should be looked for and treated before the initiation of immunosuppressive therapy. (JAPI 2000; 48 : 1017-1019)