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RIOS, Juliana Trazzi et al. Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection: an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2015, vol.61, n.4, pp.311-312. ISSN 1806-9282.

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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