Definition of strongyloidiasis in English:



mass noun
  • Infestation with threadworms of a type found in tropical and subtropical regions, chiefly affecting the small intestine and causing ulceration and diarrhoea.

    The worms belong to the genus Strongyloides, class Phasmida, in particular S. stercoralis

    • ‘Examples include tiabendazole for strongyloidiasis, ivermectin for scabies, and quinolone ear drops for chronic otitis media.’
    • ‘Thiabendazole has been the most commonly used anthelmintic for strongyloidiasis.’
    • ‘Ivermectin has been used in humans to treat millions of cases of onchocerciasis, other filariases, and intestinal nematodal infections such as strongyloidiasis.’
    • ‘Two patients had pneumocystosis, and one patient with disseminated strongyloidiasis had two episodes of treatment failure.’