Strongyloides stercoralis in bronchoalveolar lavage specimen processed as Prussian Blue Stain

Po Zhao, Zahra Maleki

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Abstract

Strongyloidiasis is an infectious disease caused by the nematode helminth, Strogyloides stercoralis. Subjects immunosuppressed, immunocomprised, or on steroids are susceptible to hyperinfection and dissemination. Early detection of parasitic infection in such individuals is extremely important as disseminated Strongyloidiasis is potentially fatal. Here, we present a case of Strongyloidiasis initially detected by Prussian blue stain of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimen from an immunosuppressed patient who was treated with prednisone for acute interstitial nephritis and developed hemoptysis. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2013. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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