Successful ivermectin treatment of hepatic strongyloidiasis presenting with severe eosinophilia


Gulbas Z., Kebapci M., Pasaoglu O., Vardareli E.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.97, no.9, pp.907-910, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.smj.0000139936.20116.a7
  • Title of Journal : SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.907-910

Abstract

A 49-year-old, previously healthy nurse presented with hepatic lesions and severe peripheral eosinophilia due to strongyloidiasis. Imaging studies of the abdomen showed predominantly peripheral, confluent hepatic lesions. The hepatic lesions and eosinophilia did not show any improvement with albendazole, but completely resolved with ivermectin treatment. Our findings suggest that Strongyloides stercoralis can present with isolated focal hepatic lesions and severe eosinophilia, and resolves with ivermectin treatment.