Fatal Strongyloides Hyperinfection in Post-Deceased Kidney Transplant Presented With Respiratory Failure and Septic Shock

Rasheed Jaffar Al-Hubail, Adel Hammodi Ali, Ahmed Hanafy Ali, Naglaa Hassan Mahmoud


Immunocompromised patients are a vulnerable group to develop opportunistic infections. Transplant patients are always immunocompromised either because of their illness or immune-modulatory drugs that they receive. Strongyloidiasis is one of the opportunistic infections that increasingly attack transplant patients. We report this case of strongyloides hyperinfection in post-kidney transplant patient with respiratory failure and Gram-negative sepsis. Clinician should put strongyloidiasis in the differential diagnosis list while dealing with critically ill post-transplant patients and add it to the pre-transplant checkup.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(8):449-451
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1848w


Strongyloides; Septic shock; Kidney transplant

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