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Strongyloidiasis

  • Symptoms

    Most of the time, there are no symptoms.

    If there are symptoms, they may include:

    • Abdominal pain (upper abdomen)
    • Cough
    • Diarrhea
    • Rash
    • Red hive-like areas near the anus
    • Vomiting
    • Weight loss

    Signs and tests

    The following tests may be done:

    • Blood antigen test for S. stercoralis
    • Complete blood count with differential
    • Duodenal aspiration to check for S. stercoralis
    • Sputum culture to check for S. stercoralis
    • Stool sample exam to check for S. stercoralis