Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection: an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding

Hiperinfecção por Strongyloides stercoralis: uma causa incomum de hemorragia digestiva

Juliana Trazzi Rios Matheus Cavalcante Franco Bruno da Costa Martins Elisa Ryoka Baba Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro Paulo Sakai Felipe Alves Retes Fauze Maluf-Filho About the authors

Summary

Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease that may progress to a disseminated form, called hyperinfection syndrome, in patients with immunosuppression. The hyperinfection syndrome is caused by the wide multiplication and migration of infective larvae, with characteristic gastrointestinal and/or pulmonary involvement. This disease may pose a diagnostic challenge, as it presents with nonspecific findings on endoscopy.

Keywords:
gastrointestinal hemorrhage; gastrointestinal endoscopy; parasitic diseases; Strongyloides stercoralis

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