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      Nephrotic Syndrome in Strongyloidiasis: Remission after Eradication with Anthelmintic Agents

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          Strongyloides stercoralis infection is known to be important because of its potential for life-threatening disseminated infection in immunosuppressed hosts. Apart from direct invasion into nearly every organ in systemic infection, evidence suggests that immunological reaction also plays a role in the pathogenesis of the disease, including both uncomplicated and disseminated infections. However, Strongyloides-related glomerulonephritis has not been well documented. We present a case of steroid- and cyclophosphamide-resistant nephrotic syndrome complicated by disseminated strongyloidiasis which responded to anthelmintic agents. The remission of nephrotic syndrome after treatment of Strongyloides infection strongly suggests the possibility of Strongyloides-associated glomerulonephritis. Nephrotic patients in endemic areas of Strongyloides infection should have the differential white cell count checked. Strongyloides infection should be ruled out in patients with eosinophilia before immunosuppressants are initiated to prevent the complication of disseminated strongyloidiasis.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1998
          July 1998
          22 June 1998
          : 79
          : 3
          : 333-336
          Affiliations
          Departments of a Medicine and b Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
          Article
          45058 Nephron 1998;79:333–336
          10.1159/000045058
          9678435
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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