Successful ivermectin treatment of hepatic strongyloidiasis presenting with severe eosinophilia

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

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.97, sa.9, ss.907-910, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 97 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01.smj.0000139936.20116.a7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.907-910


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.