Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 17(5); 1997 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1997;17(5): 675-679.
증례 : 위장관 ; 알콜성 간질환 및 스테로이드를 장기 복용한 환자에서 내시경하 위조직 검사상 발견된 분선충 감염 1예 ( Case Reports : Stomach & Intestine ; A Case of Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection Associated with Long-term Adminstration of Steroid in a Patient with Alcoholic Liver Disease )
이명기, 김영관, 황이숙, 김남훈, 김진범, 곽재영, 조연희, 김규식, 이영록, 김영호, 용태순, 이영희 (Myong Kee Lee, Young Kwan Kim, Ie Sook Hwang, Nam Hoon Kim, Gin Bum Kim, Jae Young Guahk, Youn Hui Cho, Kyu Cik Kim, Young Lock Lee, Yong Ho Kim, Tai Soon Yong and Yong Hee Lee)
Abstract
Strongyloides stercoralis is distinguished by a capacity, unusual among helminths to replicate within the human host, thereby permitting on going cycle of autoinfection due to internal production of internal larvae. It has a worldwide distribution but is much more common in tropical climates where the warm, moist soil offers an environment suited to the development of the larvae. In immunocompromised hosts who receiving corticosteroids, immunosupressive drugs, or radiotherapy in these with AIDS, large numbers of invasive strongyloides larvae can disseminate widely and be fatal. The presents case is a 76 year-old-woman presenting with vomiting and epigastric pain. The patient had a long history of adminstration of steroid and alcohol. A gastrofibroscopic biopsy and stool examination revealed rhabditoid larvae. The patient seems to have suffered from autoinfection with S. stercoralis. We report this case with the review of literatures. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc l7: 675-679, 1997)
Key Words: Strongyloides stercoralis , Steroid , Alcoholic liver disease
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