Mesenteric arteriographic findings in a patient with Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection

Steven Reiman, Richard Fisher, Colin Dodds, Charles Trinh, Rodolfo Laucirica, Cliff J. Whigham

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Abstract

The authors present a case of a Latin American patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who was referred for a mesenteric arteriogram because of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Multiple segments of dilation alternating with stenosis or spasm were noted in the superior mesenteric artery/inferior mesenteric artery distributions. At the time, these irregularities were thought to be representative of lupus vasculitis. Despite appropriate treatment for vasculitis, the patient continued to have bleeding episodes and ultimately died of multiple organ failure. Autopsy demonstrated no evidence of vasculitis, but did demonstrate the unexpected finding of Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection with vessel invasion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-638
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Strongyloides stercoralis
Vasculitis
Inferior Mesenteric Artery
Hemorrhage
Superior Mesenteric Artery
Multiple Organ Failure
Spasm
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Dilatation
Autopsy
Pathologic Constriction
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Mesenteric arteriographic findings in a patient with Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection. / Reiman, Steven; Fisher, Richard; Dodds, Colin; Trinh, Charles; Laucirica, Rodolfo; Whigham, Cliff J.

In: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol. 13, No. 6, 01.01.2002, p. 635-638.

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Reiman, Steven ; Fisher, Richard ; Dodds, Colin ; Trinh, Charles ; Laucirica, Rodolfo ; Whigham, Cliff J. / Mesenteric arteriographic findings in a patient with Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection. In: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2002 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 635-638.
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