Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Andrey Iliev


  • Case Report
    Small Bowel Obstruction from Strongyloides Stercoralis: Case Report
    Author(s): Varun Jain, Sherrie R White, Deepak Sharma and Andrey IlievVarun Jain, Sherrie R White, Deepak Sharma and Andrey Iliev

    Strongyloides Stercoralis is a nematode and infection from it is common in Sub-Saharan and South East Asia continent. It is mostly asymptomatic but if it presents, then is usually seen with vague gastrointestinal complaints. Small bowel obstruction is a poorly recognized and possibly underreported complication. We hereby present a case of partial small bowel obstruction from S. Stercoralis. A 35 year old man from Africa presented with one year history of post prandial nausea, abdominal bloating and bilious vomiting along with significant weight loss. His abdomen X ray and CT scan were consistent with partial proximal bowel obstruction. He presented to different hospitals and was treated for his symptoms, but a definite diagnosis could not be made. We performed upper endoscopy and biopsy which was consistent with S. Stercoralis infection. He was treated aggressively with Ivermectin and.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000346

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