Late onset of Strongyloides stercoralis meningitis in a retired Belgian miner

Y Pypen, E Oris, J Meeuwissen, M Vander Laenen, F Van Gompel, G Coppens

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    Abstract

    We report a rare case of Strongyloides stercoralis meningitis in an immunocompromised patient treated for a lung carcinoma. Despite his Belgian origin, he was infected with S. stercoralis due to his former work as a miner. Although mostly prevalent in (sub)tropical areas, there are temperate regions where this nematode can occur.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalActa Clinica Belgica
    Volume70
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)447-450
    Number of pages4
    ISSN1784-3286
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Animals
    • Belgium
    • Humans
    • Immunocompromised Host
    • Male
    • Meningitis
    • Middle Aged
    • Mining
    • Strongyloides stercoralis
    • Strongyloidiasis
    • Case Reports
    • Journal Article

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