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Chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Laotian immigrants and refugees 7-20 years after resettlement in Australia.
Epidemiol Infect. 2002 Jun; 128(3):439-44.EI

Abstract

During the period 1974-91 large numbers of Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees were resettled in Western countries, including Australia. Health screening during this period demonstrated that intestinal parasite infections were common. A cross-sectional survey of 95 Laotian settlers who arrived in Australia on average 12 years prior to the study was conducted to determine if chronic intestinal parasite infections were prevalent in this group. Twenty-three participants had positive Strongyloides stercoralis test results (22 with positive serology, including I with S. stercoralis larvae detected in faeces and another with larvae and equivocal serology). Of these 23 participants, 18 (78%) had an elevated eosinophil count. Two patients had eggs of Opisthorchis spp. identified by faecal microscopy. The detection of chronic strongyloidiasis in Laotian settlers is a concern because of the potential serious morbidity associated with this pathogen.

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The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12113488

Citation

de Silva, S, et al. "Chronic Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection in Laotian Immigrants and Refugees 7-20 Years After Resettlement in Australia." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 128, no. 3, 2002, pp. 439-44.
de Silva S, Saykao P, Kelly H, et al. Chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Laotian immigrants and refugees 7-20 years after resettlement in Australia. Epidemiol Infect. 2002;128(3):439-44.
de Silva, S., Saykao, P., Kelly, H., MacIntyre, C. R., Ryan, N., Leydon, J., & Biggs, B. A. (2002). Chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Laotian immigrants and refugees 7-20 years after resettlement in Australia. Epidemiology and Infection, 128(3), 439-44.
de Silva S, et al. Chronic Strongyloides Stercoralis Infection in Laotian Immigrants and Refugees 7-20 Years After Resettlement in Australia. Epidemiol Infect. 2002;128(3):439-44. PubMed PMID: 12113488.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chronic Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Laotian immigrants and refugees 7-20 years after resettlement in Australia. AU - de Silva,S, AU - Saykao,P, AU - Kelly,H, AU - MacIntyre,C R, AU - Ryan,N, AU - Leydon,J, AU - Biggs,B A, PY - 2002/7/13/pubmed PY - 2002/7/24/medline PY - 2002/7/13/entrez SP - 439 EP - 44 JF - Epidemiology and infection JO - Epidemiol Infect VL - 128 IS - 3 N2 - During the period 1974-91 large numbers of Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees were resettled in Western countries, including Australia. Health screening during this period demonstrated that intestinal parasite infections were common. A cross-sectional survey of 95 Laotian settlers who arrived in Australia on average 12 years prior to the study was conducted to determine if chronic intestinal parasite infections were prevalent in this group. Twenty-three participants had positive Strongyloides stercoralis test results (22 with positive serology, including I with S. stercoralis larvae detected in faeces and another with larvae and equivocal serology). Of these 23 participants, 18 (78%) had an elevated eosinophil count. Two patients had eggs of Opisthorchis spp. identified by faecal microscopy. The detection of chronic strongyloidiasis in Laotian settlers is a concern because of the potential serious morbidity associated with this pathogen. SN - 0950-2688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12113488/Chronic_Strongyloides_stercoralis_infection_in_Laotian_immigrants_and_refugees_7_20_years_after_resettlement_in_Australia_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/12113488/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -