Strongyloides stercoralis

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
66 days
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
2-week history of nausea, anorexia, abdominal fullness and maculopapular, nonpuritic rash on trunk.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Diffusely ulcerated duodenal mucosa and adult Strongyloides on biopsy demonstrated by esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Stool and urine ova and parasite exams were positive for rhabditiform larvae and cleared after 3 days of treatment. Common donor of other two solid organ transplant recipients, all infected. Pretransplant Strongyloides serology results imply that the donor had chronic Strongyloides infection
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
Suggest references: 
Le, al (2014). Single Donor-Derived Strongyloidiasis in Three Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Am J Transplant Mar 10, DOI 10.1111/ajt.12670.