Strongyloides stercoralis Infection in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: a Case-Cohort Report at a Single-Center Experience

Hanine E. El Haddad, Vagish S. Hemmige, Rojelio Mejia, Amelia K. Sofjan, Alejandro Restrepo

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: There is increased recognition of Strongyloides infection in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Our goal is to describe our experience and published cases of Strongyloides stercoralis infections in SOT recipients. Recent findings: Recently, three cases of Strongyloides stercoralis infections in solid organ transplant recipients have been identified at Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, an 850-bed tertiary care center. Summary: We discuss prevalence and prevention strategies in solid organ transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Tropical Medicine Reports
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2019

Keywords

  • Infectious disease
  • S. stercoralis
  • Single-center experience
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Strongyloides
  • Strongyloides stercoralis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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