Medline ® Abstract for Reference 57
Atypical clinical presentation of strongyloidiasis in a patient co-infected with human T cell lymphotrophic virus type I.
Porto MA, Alcântara LM, Leal M, Castro N, Carvalho EM
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005;72(2):124.
Alterations in the immunologic response induced by human T cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) predispose the development of disseminated strongyloidiasis. We report a case of an atypical clinical presentation of strongyloidiasis in a patient co-infected with HTLV-I causing scrotal and perineal pain and infertility. Strongyloides stercoralis was found in the analysis of the sperm and specific therapy for strongyloidiasis was associated with disappearance of the symptoms.
Serviço de Imunologia, Hospital Universitario Professor Edgard Santos, e Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.