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strongyloidiasis

Line breaks: stron|gyl¦oid|iasis
Pronunciation: /ˌstrɒndʒɪlɔɪˈdʌɪəsɪs
 
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Definition of strongyloidiasis in English:

noun

[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
Example sentences
  • 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.

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