Eosinophilic ascites due to hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ascites
  • Eosinophilia
  • Strongyloides
  • Strongyloidiasis

abstract

  • We report the case of a patient with cryptogenic cirrhosis, new onset ascites, and hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis who had significant eosinophilia of the peritoneal fluid. The eosinophilia resolved with treatment of the S. stercoralis infection, and did not recur during two subsequent episodes of ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Eosinophilic ascites is rare in parasitic infection, but it has been described in a variety of disorders which are discussed.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1986560

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 89

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 86

number

  • 1