Strongyloidiasis

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  • Causes Of Strongyloidiasis

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    Strongyloidiasis is a human disease caused by a parasite belonging to a group of soil transmitted helminth. The causative organ for this intestinal infection is Strongyloides stercoralis and S. fuelleborni being the only other species of Strongyloides that infects humans. This species that commonly infects non-human primates can also cause infections in humans (Ashford and Barnish, 1989; Ashford et al., 1992; Zerpa et al., 2014) is thus zoonotic in nature. Furthermore, strongyloidiasis caused by

  • Strongyloides Stercoralis : A Closer Look

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    Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic intestinal nematode that primarily infects humans; however, other Strongyloides species can also infect animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other primates.1 S. stercoralis is known to cause strongyloidiasis to humans.1 Infection with S. stercoralis can be a lifelong issue and can result in a chronic disease with varying symptoms.2 Although S. stercoralis is estimated to infect 30-100 million individuals worldwide, it is considered to be the most

  • Strongyloidiasis Treatment Paper

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    Treatment: The treatment of Strongyloides depends on severity of the infection and the underlying host conditions (Miller et al., 2008).The goals of treatment for strongyloidiasis are to treat symptomatic disease and prevent complications in asymptomatic disease by eradicating the organism and thus eliminate autoinfection (Segarra-Newnham, 2007).To start with, traditional Chinese medicine (‘guan Zhong’, ‘gentian violet’) (Wang et al., 2013), Mebendazole (Reddy and Swarnalata, 2005), and tribendimidine

  • Human Disease Case Study

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    lead to global export of frozen Acai thick paste. This product is thought to be susceptible to contamination by infected triatomes and/or faeces, with no regulations or available pathogen inactivation treatment (Broglia, et al., 2011). 5. Strongyloidiasis is caused by soil-transmitted nematode helminth. S.stercoralis is the most prevalent but S.fuelleborni infections occur in Africa and Southeast Asia from contact with their definitive non-human primate hosts. S.stercoralis is arguably the most

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