BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006174
  • Rare disease

Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome following resection of meningioma

  1. Katherine Ajdukiewicz4
  1. 1Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, UK
  2. 2Mersey Deanery, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK
  4. 4North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Clifford Leigh Shelton, cliff.shelton{at}

In this report, we present the case of a patient who developed the strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome 3 weeks after an uneventful resection of a sphenoid wing meningioma. She originally presented with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure and was given dexamethasone before surgery. The pathology, diagnosis and management of Strongyloides stercoralis are reviewed.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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