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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 119

of 'Strongyloidiasis'

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Case report: failure of subcutaneous ivermectin in treating Strongyloides hyperinfection.
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Leung V, Al-Rawahi GN, Grant J, Fleckenstein L, Bowie W
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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008;79(6):853.
 
A man with Escherichia coli meningitis and bacteremia, while on dexamethasone, developed Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome and died despite salvage therapy with subcutaneous ivermectin. We report the first documented total and free levels of subcutaneous ivermectin used for therapy.
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Department of Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. victor.leung@mail.mcgill.ca
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