Strongyloides stercoralis

Record number: 
Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
7-10 weeks
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Gastrointestinal symptoms; abdominal cramps; non-bloody diarrhea; nausea; vomiting; skin rash; dyspnea; hypoxia; ground glass lung opacities; intestinal strongyloidiasis; hyperinfection syndrome; respiratory symptoms, parasites on BAL.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Certain; donor from endemic country, serology positive. Both  kidneys recipients were seronegative pre-transplant and developed symptomatic strongyloides infection. Strongyloides detected in stool and  skin biopsy, as well as in gastric and pulmonary aspirates.
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
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