Introduction: Strongyloidiasis


Strongyloidiasis: The parasitic roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis mainly infects humans. This parasite has different types of life cycles. One is direct, similar to that of the hookworm. After a short feeding period and development in the soil, the larvae penetrate human skin, enter the blood stream, and pass through the right side of the heart to the lungs. From the lungs, the adolescent parasites go up the windpipe into the mouth, are swallowed, and reach the upper part of the small intestine where they develop into mature worms. 1

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         Contents for Strongyloidiasis:

1. excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: June 13, 2003

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