Tropical Worm Caused The Death Of An American – Part 2 of 3
It often does not get recognized until it’s too late”. Parasitic worms of the Strongyloides stercoralis species are most commonly found in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, although they’ve also appeared in the Appalachian sphere of the United States. Typically, they infect people in rustic areas such as Brazil, northern Argentina and Southeast Asia and may currently infect as many 100 million people worldwide.
The worms live in the ground or water, typically in places with poor sanitation, and infect humans by discriminating the skin. They may live in the intestines for years or even decades, creating new larvae that grow into worms about 2 millimeters long. For the patient in this case, row came when he took steroids, which dampen the immune system, to treat “giant-cell arteritis,” a disorder that causes inflammation of arteries of the scalp, neck and arms.