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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 228-230

Neglected tropical parasitic infectious diseases: An insight into human strongyloidiasis


FAGE A/Prof of Microbiology, Member of Asian Council for Science Editors (ASCE), Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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Dr. Venkataramana Kandi
FAGE A/Prof of Microbiology, Member of Asian Council for Science Editors (ASCE), Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196821

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Among many infectious diseases prevalent in the world, a few are emerging and emerging infectious diseases, which include the influenza virus. There are some other infections, which are spread throughout the world causing pandemics like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Human parasitic infectious diseases assume greater significance in public health perspective, as they contribute to majority of the morbidity especially in the developing and economically weak nations usually affecting the pediatric age and the young adults, as well as immunocompromised individuals. Human strongyloidiasis is one such parasitic disease, which is least studied and under reported undermining its clinical significance. This manuscript attempts to reinvent the pathogenic potential of Strongyloides stercoralis infection, laboratory identification of human strongyloidiasis and future perspectives.


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