Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Treatment of strongyloidiasis is aimed at eradication of the parasite to avoid the hyperinfestation syndrome[Keiser 2004]
  • Preferred treatments are ivermectin and albendazole (Table 20)[Panel 2008b; Singthong 2006]
  • Treatment duration should be extended to 7-10 days in patients with hyperinfestation syndrome, and corticosteroids should be withdrawn as soon as possible

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