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

  • 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

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