Case series of four patients with strongyloides after occupational exposure

Hannah M Soulsby, Saliya Hewagama and Stephen Brady
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11505
Published online: 16 April 2012

To the Editor: Strongyloidosis in Australia has been reported in Indigenous Australians, war veterans who have served in South-East Asia and travellers and immigrants from regions in which strongyloidosis is endemic.1,2

  • Department of Infectious Diseases, Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, NT.


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