By Charles Stratton MD, Michael Laposata MD PhD

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The patient was transferred to the referral hospital at this time for a more extensive neurologic evaluation. On admission, the patient’s physical examination was unremarkable except for the neurologic examination, which revealed left ptosis, asymmetric smile, weakness of both arms with 3/5 in the right wrist, absent right biceps and triceps reflexes, and a left Babinski reflex. MRI scanning of the brain showed enhancement of the bilateral fifth and bilateral third cranial nerves and evidence of microangiopathic disease.

S. stercoralis larvae were subsequently noted in the stool and urine. Despite the addition of thiabendazole to this patient’s therapy, the patient continued to deteriorate further over the following week and finally died. Explanation and Consequences Failure to consider an uncommon parasitic infection such as disseminated strongyloidosis that may present with concomitant gramnegative meningitis might seem to be a rare event. However, the failure to consider such disseminated strongyloidosis infections is not 24 1.

36 1. Preanalytic Errors in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory STANDARDS OF CARE Certain infectious diseases such as many viral infections, as well as infections involving Mycoplasma, Leptospira, Borrelia, Treponema, Brucella, Coxiella, and Chlamydia, often require a serologic diagnosis; appreciation of the time required for an antibody response to the acute infection is important when obtaining such serologic tests. Failure to appreciate the proper timing for serology tests can result in harm to a patient even though the correct diagnosis was considered, and an appropriate serology test was ordered; failure to appreciate the proper timing for serology tests is a subtle but real form of medical error.

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