Real-time PCR for Strongyloides stercoralis-associated meningitis

Eyal Nadir*, Tamar Grossman, Pnina Ciobotaro, Malka Attali, Daniel Barkan, Rita Bardenstein, Oren Zimhony

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Four immunocompromised patients, immigrants from Ethiopia, presented with diverse clinical manifestations of meningitis associated with Strongyloides stercoralis dissemination as determined by identification of intestinal larvae. The cerebrospinal fluid of 3 patients was tested by a validated (for stool) real-time PCR for S. stercoralis and was found positive, establishing this association.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

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  • Immunocompromised host
  • Meningitis
  • PCR
  • Strongyloides stercoralis


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