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Wormbook-History Page

A Collection of Conditions Transmitted by Insects or Ticks

The biology of Strongyloides spp. from WormBook: The Online Review of C. elegans Biology [Internet].

Strongyloides stercoralis: a model for translational research on parasitic nematode biology

Host-finding behavior of Strongy

Copper – Cu Toxicity

Strongyloidiasis Hyperinfection in a Patient with a History of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Circulating Non-Human Microfilaria in a Patient with Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSee Below

A 12-yr-old girl with systemic lupus erythematosus requiring steroid therapy was found to have a circulating microfilaria during an exacerbation of her illness. Morphologically, the microfilaria does not correspond precisely with any previously described species, though similarities exist between the patient’s microfilaria and those of Dipetalonema reconditum of the dog and D. interstitium of the grey squirrel. The organism reported here is probably an undescribed species from a wild mammal. Although the association may be merely coincidental, this case suggests that compromised immunity might have led to this unusual infection with a non-human filaria.

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