Hong Kong Med J 2013;19:74–6 | Number 1, February 2013
Strongyloidiasis in a nonagenarian who previously worked in conservancy services
YF Shea, KM Chau, Ivan FN Hung, LW Chu
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
We report a case of strongyloidiasis in a patient born in Hong Kong and was possibly infected via her prior occupation in conservancy services. She presented with chronic diarrhoea, anorexia, and extensive scratch marks over the lower extremities. Further assessment yielded eosinophilia, intermittent dyspepsia, and an episode of unexplained Clostridium perfringens bacteraemia. She was treated with a course of albendazole. Subsequently, the eosinophilia and diarrhoea subsided.
Key words: Aged, 80 and over; Diarrhea; Strongyloides stercoralis; Strongyloidiasis
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