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Pseudo-obstruction and a sprue-like syndrome from stronglyloidiasis.
  1. C. Bartholomew,
  2. A. K. Butler,
  3. A. G. Bhaskar,
  4. N. Jankey


    Symptomatic disease from Strongyloides stercoralis has been recognized for the first time in Trinidad. Five cases are reported, all showing clinical features suggestive of a sprue-like syndrome. Subtotal jejunal villous atrophy was seen in one case and partial villous atrophy in two. Three patients had laparotomies because of suspected partial intestinal obstruction. A sprue-like syndrome in certain Caribbean immigrants should arouse a suspicion of S. stercoralis.

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