Hyper Infection of Strongyloides Stercoralis Associated With Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia in a Malnourished Patient

Published on:August 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(2):153-155
Case Study | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.2.32


Hyper Infection of Strongyloides Stercoralis Associated With Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia in a Malnourished Patient


Authors and affiliation (s):

Raghu Prakash Reddy Nayakanti1, Rama Kesava Reddy Motati2, Nettikantaiah Muneppagari3, Mohanraj Rathinavelu Mudhaliar4

1Medical Microbiologist, Rural Development Trust (RDT) Hospital, Bathalapalli, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

2Consultant Physician, Department of General Medicine, Rural Development Trust (RDT) Hospital, Bathalapalli, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

3Microbiologist, Rural Development Trust (RDT) Hospital, Bathalapalli, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

4Drug Information Pharmacist, Poison and Drug Information Center (PDIC), Rural Development Trust (RDT) Hospital, Bathalapalli, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Abstract:

Strongyloides stercoralis, an intestinal nematode is more prevalent in the tropics or subtropics. Hyper infection syndrome in immuno competent patients is due to asymptomatic infections, increased parasite number, dissemination and it leads to death if unnoticed. Use of corticosteroids, HIV, HTLV-1, malignancies and malnutrition are predisposing factors for hyper infection. Secondary bacterial infections are known to cause increased mortality in these patients in antibiotic resistant era. Here we report a case of strongyloides hyper infection syndrome associated with secondary bacterial pneumonia in a malnourished female patient.

Key words: Hyper infection syndrome, Immune compromised, Malnourished, Pneumonia, Strongyloides stercoralis.




 

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