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2010, Volume 26, Number 1, Page(s) 071-073     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.00998
Gastric Strongyloidiasis in a Diabetic Patient
Şafak ERSÖZ1, Havvanur TURGUTALP1, Remzi AKDOĞAN2, Ümit ÇOBANOĞLU1, İsmail SAYGIN1,Sevdegül MUNGAN1, Orhan ÖZGÜR2
1Departments of Pathology, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, TRABZON, TURKEY
2Departments of Internal Diseases Gastroenterology, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, TRABZON, TURKEY
Keywords: Strongyloidiasis, Diabetes mellitus, Stomach

Strongyloidiasis is a common parasitic infection. Gastric location of the parasite is quite rare. Patients at risk are those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, individuals with malignant hematologic disorders, transplantations, diabetes mellitus, malnutrition, chronic renal failure, chronic alcohol consumption, patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome and elderly people. We report an atypical presentation of strongyloidiasis with gastric involvement in a diabetic patient.

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