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Table 3 Clinical features of 35 individuals with associated illnesses and Strongyloides stercoralis larvae in stools, Honduras

From: Unsuspected Strongyloides stercoralis infection in hospital patients with comorbidity in need of proper management

No. of patients Co-morbidity/Risk factor Signs & Symptoms
8 None detected Diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, adynamia, asthenia, weight loss, eosinophilia, pruritic skin lesions in 2 patients
4 Alcoholism Diarrhea, severe epigastric pain, fever, adynamia, asthenia, weight loss, 2 patients lived in an institution
2 Malignancy Diarrhea, fever, anemia, adynamia, weight loss, asthenia, eosinophilia, vomiting
11 HIV/AIDSa Diarrhea, abdominal pain, adynamia, asthenia, weight loss, anemia, fever, alcoholism in 3, intense gluteal pruritus in 1 patient, cerebral toxoplasmosis in one, eosinophilia in one, 3 lived in an institution
3 Asthma, steroid treatment Diarrhea, severe abdominal pain in 1 patient; cough, dermatitis in 1 patient; scalp mycosis in 1 patient with 63.4 % eosinophilia
2 Renal failure Asthenia, adynamia, anemia, melena in 1 patient, dyspnea, weight loss
1 Gluteal abscess Fever, eosinophilia
1 Cerebral palsy Diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, anemia, severe hhkw & Trichuris infections
1 Hypertension, cardiopathy No other clinical data in the history, except patient living in institution
1 Obesity Admitted for severe abdominal pain, eosinophilia, cough, insomnia
1 Cough, fever No other data registered
  1. a HIV/AIDS human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome, hhkw human hookworm infection