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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 248-250

Strongyloidiasis of duodenum clinically masquerading as gastric malignancy

Department of Pathology, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, India

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V Srinivasa Murthy
Department of Pathology, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bangalore
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.116494

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A 58-year-old male patient presented with pain abdomen since 1 month and bilious vomiting since 1 week. After admission to our hospital, in view of his age and clinical presentation, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was done and biopsy sent for histopathological examination. A diagnosis of Strongyloidiasis of duodenum was made. Herein, we report such an unusual case, where the diagnosis was first made by duodenal biopsy, rather than simple stool examination. Since the case clinically masqueraded as gastric malignancy, the importance of routine simple stool examination and role of pathologist in identifying the parasite is hereby highlighted.

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