Medline ® Abstract for Reference 94
Disseminated strongyloidiasis. Diagnosis made by sputum examination.
Harris RA Jr, Musher DM, Fainstein V, Young EJ, Clarridge J
Two immune-compromised patients had pulmonary and intestinal infection due to Strongyloides stercoralis. Diagnosis was facilitated in both cases when the parasites were found in the sputum. Treatment with thiabendazole appeared to eradicate the infection, but repeated follow-up examinations are needed because of the likelihood of relapse.