Disseminated strongyloidiasis with central nervous system involvement diagnosed antemortem in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and Burkitts lymphoma

Janice P. Dutcher, Stuart L. Marcus, Herbert B. Tanowitz, Murray Wittner, Joachim Z. Fuks, Peter H. Wiernik

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Abstract

A 45‐year‐old man presented with central nervous system involvement as the initial manifestation of disseminated infection with Strongyloides stercoralis. Several concurrent clinical factors contributed to this event, all related to the patient's immunosuppression, including high‐grade lymphoma, corticosteroid therapy, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. This is only the third case of CNS involvement in disseminated strongyloidiasis diagnosed antemortem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2417-2420
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume66
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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