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Abstract

Disseminated skin rash and blood eosinophilia in a Polish traveler diagnosed Strongyloides stercoralis, Trichuris trichiura, Schistosoma sp. and Blastocystis sp. coinfection.

Abstract

Traveling to tropical countries make very often for travelers a danger of illnesses, which do not exist or exist very rarely in temperate climate. Imported parasitic disease cases are inevitable and have been reported increasingly as a result of enhanced globalization. The most common infections in endemic areas are caused by soil transmitted helminths. Symptoms of many invasions occurred even several weeks after returning from endemic areas (schistosomatosis, strongyloidosis, leishmaniosis). In this work we described a case of a young Polish traveler, who came back to Poland, from two months touristic journey in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa, who was diagnosed Schistosoma sp., Trichuris trichiura, Strongyloides stercoralis and Blastocystis sp. coinfection. Parasitic infections should be taken under consideration in differential diagnosis in patients suffering from disseminated skin changes and eosinophilia syndrome specially in individuals returning from endemic areas.