One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Thiabendazole has been the most commonly used anthelmintic for strongyloidiasis.’
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