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Author Case, Strongyloides Stercoralis ♦ Due, Exudative Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Rare Manifestation ♦ Case Report ♦ Underlying Benign Process ♦ Medical Science ♦ Shiraz University ♦ Bronchial Washing ♦ Southern Medical Journal ♦ Contaminated Soil ♦ Pulmonary Disease ♦ Microscopic Examination ♦ Significant Exudative Type ♦ Pulmonary Symptom ♦ Unusual Case ♦ Internal Medicine ♦ Significant Exudative Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion ♦ Intestinal Nematode ♦ Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion ♦ Strongyloides Stercoralis ♦ Ali Emad ♦ Stained Specimen ♦ Severe Pulmonary Involvement ♦ Filariform Larva ♦ Right-sided Pleural Effusion ♦ 61-year-old Diabetic Man ♦ Po Box ♦ Serohemorrhagic Pleural Effusion ♦ Reprint Request
Abstract : A 61-year-old diabetic man had fever and a significant exudative type of eosinophilic pleural effusion. Microscopic examination of stained specimens of bronchial washings revealed filariform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. This intestinal nematode is endemic in some areas of the world. Pulmonary symptoms are usually mild, though severe pulmonary involvement may be occasionally seen. Although serohemorrhagic pleural effusion has been well reported in the literature, we found no report of such an unusual case of significant exudative eosinophilic pleural effusion due to strongyloidiasis. From the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Reprint requests to Ali Emad, MD, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345-1674, Shiraz, Iran. FIGURE 1. Right-sided pleural effusion. 58 January 1999 . SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL . Vol. 92, No. 1 tact with contaminated soil. 4 They reach the capillary ...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1999-01-01