Gastro Sciences

Chronic Case of Diarrhea with Malabsorption

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Dr. Lokesh C R

Consultant - Gastroenterology
Aster Ramesh Hospitals

Successfully treated a 60 yr old man with strongyloidosis, who presented with recurrent diarrhoea, pain in the abdomen, vomiting and malabsorption.

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Strongyloidosis is caused by a nematode that lives in the small intestine. Patient sought treatment in other hospitals, but was never fully cured.