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Stool: Strongyloides stercoralis  –  Shipped April 2015

Educational Highlights

  • Strongyloides stercoralis is primarily detected by stool examination where first-stage rhabditiform larvae can be seen.
  • In immunocompromised people, strongyloidiasis can result in fulminant hyperinfection which consists in uncontrolled over-proliferation of larvae with dissemination to end organs, including the lungs, liver, and brain.

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