Section 6
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Fatal disseminated strongyloidiasis presenting as acute abdominal distress in an urban child

Smith, S.B.; Schwartzman, M.; Mencia, L.F.; Blum, E.B.; Krogstad, D.; Nitzkin, J.; Healy, G.R.

Journal of Pediatrics 91(4): 607-609


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3476
PMID: 908981
Accession: 005448341

A case report called attention to fatal autoinfection in an urban 3 1/2 yr old female in Dade County, Florida, USA. Discussion emphasized that Strongyloides rhabditiform larvae might be misinterpreted as hookworm disease.

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