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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156-158

Malabsorption Syndrome Caused By Strongyloides Stercoralis Infestation: A Case Report


1 Asst. Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, NIMS, Hyderabad, India
2 Asst. Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, NIMS, Hyderabad, India
3 Professor and Head, Dpartment of Transfusion Medicine, NIMS, Hyderabad, India
4 Asst. Professor, Department of Pathology, MRIMS, Hyderabad, India
5 M.B.B.S

Correspondence Address:
Sudhir Kumar Vujhini
Asst. Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, NIMS, Hyderabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.301984

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Malabsorption syndrome refers to a number of disorders in which the intestine's ability to absorb certain nutrients, such as vitamin B12 and folic acid and iron, into the bloodstream is negatively affected. Chronic diarrhea is a feature of malabsorption syndrome. Chronic diarrhea due to Strongyloidiasis is a well known entity especially in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case of intestinal Strongyloidiasis in a case of bronchial asthma.


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