Shelton CL, Smith T, Karabatsou K: BMJ Case Reports 2012

Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome following resection of meningioma

CL Shelton, T Smith, K Karabatsou – BMJ Case Reports, 2012
This article on a rare disease was recently published in BMJ Case Reports. Thank you to Dr Shelton and his co-authors.
Summary
In this report, we present the case of a patient who developed the strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome 3 weeks after an uneventful resection of a sphenoid wing meningioma. She originally presented with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure and was given dexamethasone before surgery. The pathology, diagnosis and management of Strongyloides stercoralis are reviewed.
Correspondence to Dr Clifford Leigh Shelton, cliff.shelton@nhs.net.