Perforated Acute Abdomen in a Immunossuppressed Patient due to Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome

Perforated Acute Abdomen in a Immunossuppressed Patient due to Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome

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Author(s): Luis Felipe Gomes de Souza, Livia Gabriélle Silva Carvalho

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.2481 15 86 1-3 Volume 10 - Aug 2021


Strongyloidiasis is caused by Strongyloides stercoralis, an endemic parasite in tropical regions of the world. The symptoms are mostly indolent and related to the gastrointestinal tract, however in immunosuppressed individuals, the disease can escalate to critical conditions due to a hyperinfection. This study aims to report a case of an elderly patient in oncologic treatment for a laryngeal cancer, who presented a perforated acute abdomen that required emergency laparotomy with an enterectomy, whose anatomopathological analysis revealed an important Strongyloides infection.


Strongyloidiasis, Hyperinfection Syndrome, Intestinal Perforation, Immunosuppression


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