Strongyloides Fülleborni Infections in Man in Zambia

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  • School of Medicine, University of Zambia, P.O. Box RW 110, Lusaka, Zambia

Rhabditiform larvae, and in two cases eggs, of Strongyloides spp. identified in the stools of Zambian patients were cultured to the free-living adult stage. Free-living adults of S. fülleborni, a parasite common in primates in Africa and Asia, were present in cultures from 13 (9.9%) of 131 cases of stronglyoidiasis. In three of these cases, both S. fülleborni and S. stercoralis free-living adults were found.

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