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Two imported cases of cutaneous larva migrans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11301593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a rare serpiginous cutaneous eruption caused by accidental penetration and migration in the skin with infective larvae of nematode that normally do not have the human as their host. Although CLM has a worldwide distribution, the infection is most frequent in warmer climates. More recently, they have been increasingly imported from the tropics or subtropics by travelers. We experienced two patients who had pruritic serpiginous linear eruption in their skin for a few weeks after traveling to the endemic areas (Brazil and Thailand, respectively). After the treatment with albendazole, the skin lesions resolved with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We report herein two cases of cutaneous larva migrans successfully treated with albendazole.
J W Park; S J Kwon; J S Ryu; E K Hong; J U Lee; H J Yu; M H Ahn; D Y Min
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of parasitology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0023-4001     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-13     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2013-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435800     Medline TA:  Korean J Parasitol     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul 133-791, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Albendazole / therapeutic use
Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Larva Migrans / drug therapy*,  pathology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 54965-21-8/Albendazole

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