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Chest Infections: Fellow Case Report Slide: Chest Infections I |

A Case to Make Your Skin Crawl

Meilinh Thi, DO; Nina Zatikyan, MD; Antonio Anzueto, MD
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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):134A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.143
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Chest Infections I

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

INTRODUCTION: Strongyloides infection is a parasitic infection that manifests after the inoculation of the skin from contaminated soil, which is then spread to the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Pulmonary involvement can present as asthma, chronic bronchitis, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and respiratory failure. Clinical presentation is variable and can range from hyperinfection syndrome to overwhelming disseminated disease.

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