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Cutaneous larva migrans in infants in the Adelaide Hills.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21198527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Four infants aged between 8 and 13 months presented between November 2002 and May 2006 with dermatitis of the lower abdomen, perineum or buttocks. All lived in semi-rural properties in the Adelaide Hills and had not travelled outside South Australia. Wandering thread-like serpiginous tracks were evident on examination, consistent with a diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans. No abnormalities were detected on full blood examination, Strongyloides stercoralis serology or faecal analysis. Treatment with oral albendazole resulted in rapid resolution of symptoms. An epidemiological survey was undertaken which suggested possums or millipedes may have been the source of nematode larvae, the precise nature of which is unclear but could include Parastrongyloides trichosuri and Rhabditis necromena.
Authors:
Michael D Black; David I Grove; Andrew R Butcher; Lachlan J Warren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1440-0960     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2010 The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, The Women's & Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, SA Pathology, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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