Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/20/21 (What's New)

Summary

    Epidemiology
    • Strongyloidiasis is caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis
    • S stercoralis is endemic in many tropical and subtropical countries, particularly in humid areas and where there is poor sanitation
    • Infection can occur when infectious larvae penetrate the skin, the intestine, or perianal skin
    Clinical Manifestations
      Diagnosis
        Prevention of Exposure to the Pathogen
          Prophylaxis
            Treatment

            Action required