Strongyloides stercoralis, a parasitic helminth, affects an estimated 100 million people worldwide. The parasite is commonly known to cause abdominal pain and diarrhea especially in tropical and subtropical endemic areas such as Southeast Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan African, and parts of the southeastern United States.
Presented by Roger C. Cui, Scott Dougan, Patricia Leung, MD, Thomas McIntyre, MD
The SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Association supported this presentation given at the spring 2015 ASiT Conference in Glasgow by reimbursing student travel expenses.
Alumni donations made travel possible for two dozen Downstate medical students presenting at national and international conferences in 2014.