Clinical Lab Investigations: Case Studies for the Lab Professional, Case set #16 - A Parasitology Case: Strongyloidiasis in the Immunocompromised Patient (by ASCLS)

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Valerie A Watson, M.S

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Earn 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E.® - approved continuing education credit conveniently at your own pace by downloading this case and successfully completing the corresponding quiz. Each case study is designed to take you beyond the laboratory test and investigate the causes for abnormal laboratory results.

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  • Identify the syndrome caused by Strongyloides stercoralis and discuss its methods of transmission, symptomology, epidemiology, and recommended antimicrobial treatment.
  • Discuss the pathology involved in autoreinfection and hyperinfection of the organism and resultant effects on laboratory findings.
  • Describe the methods used to identify Strongyloides stercoralis and explain why identification may be such a challenge.
  • Discuss morphologic differences between Strongyloides stercoralis and Hookworm larvae.

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  • CLI Case set #16_Summer 2014
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