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HELP!!!! Strongyloidiasis AND Steroids

Robert S. Lewis macaque at bigfoot.com
Sun Jul 12 21:23:08 EST 1998

Robert S. Lewis wrote:

> LilMsModem wrote:
> >     My mother, 49 yrs old, was diagnosed with strongyloidiasis stercoralis on
> > July 3rd, 1998 after being misdiagnosed for almost 3 months.  First diagnosis
> > was a stroke after finding a mass within her brain. She was then treated with
> > masses amounts of steroids.    2nd diagnosis was "Brain Tumor"... we went to MD
> > Anderson for a brain biopsy. Biopsy came back non-dianostic.  The first week of
> > July she began having bad diarrhea, so a stool sample was taken.  Finally a
> > proper diagnosis was made.
> >

   Steroids and immunosuppression will exacerbate the infection process!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd check this out with your physician.  Check out Tulane's Medical Center!!!!!!!
They'll know what to do!


Robert S. Lewis
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