Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of low larval densities in feces, stool examination is a relatively insensitive diagnostic test; antibody detection offers increased sensitivity. Patients with latent infections who are immunosuppressed or receiving immunosuppressive therapy are at risk of life-threatening hyperinfection. The assay shows 92% sensitivity and 100% specificity compared to the CDC assay. Some crossreactivity may be observed with filarial and nematode infections.
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