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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Happy ending of life-threatening upper GI bleeding
  1. Quazi Tarikul Islam1,
  2. Mahmudur Rahman Siddiqui1,
  3. Md Anisur Rahman2,
  4. Syed Salahuddin Ahmed3
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, BIRDEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. 3Department of Pathology, NITOR, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mahmudur Rahman Siddiqui, dr.mahmud99{at}yahoo.com

Summary

Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode in humans, and estimated about tens of millions of people are infected worldwide. This parasite is endemic in tropical or temperate and subtropical climates like Bangladesh. The authors report a 33-year-old man who presented with recurrent life-threatening upper gastrointestinal bleeding from gastric infection by S stercoralis.

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