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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 368-369

Hypermetabolic diffuse proximal small bowel wall thickening on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography? Consider strongyloidiasis among the differentials


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Piyush Chandra
Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International, Manapakkam, Chennai - 600 056, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_96_18

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Strongyloidiasis is an emerging tropical/subtropical parasitic infection commonly encountered in immunocompromised patients and often accompanied by life-threatening gram-negative bacteremia. We presented an interesting image of a critically ill 66-year-old lady, an asthmatic on high dose steroids, presenting with unexplained fever and vomiting where fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and endoscopic biopsy revealed this often neglected pathogenic nematode.


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