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Fatal adult respiratory distress syndrome following successful treatment of pulmonary strongyloidiasis. FREE TO VIEW

J R Thompson; R Berger
Chest. 1991;99(3):772-774. doi:10.1378/chest.99.3.772
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Abstract

Hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients, including those treated with systemic steroids. A case of Strongyloides-induced adult respiratory distress syndrome was recently reported, and we now report a case in which fatal ARDS appeared to result from the successful therapy of massive parasitic infection.


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