The goal of treatment is to eliminate the worms with anti-worm medications such as ivermectin or albendazole.
In some cases, people with no symptoms are treated. This includes people who take drugs that suppress the immune system.
With good treatment, people should make a full recovery and the parasites should be removed. Sometimes treatment needs to be repeated.
Infections that are severe or widespread often have a poor outcome, especially in people with a weakened immune system.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of strongyloidiasis.
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