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Löffler syndrome caused by extensive cutaneous larva migrans: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21062596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In rare cases, cutaneous larva migrans may be complicated by Löffler syndrome. This syndrome is thought to result from a type I hypersensitivity reaction related to the pulmonary larval migration phase of various parasites. It is characterized by migratory pulmonary eosinophilic infiltrates and peripheral eosinophilia, with malaise, fever, and cough. Our patient was successfully treated with ivermectin, a corticosteroid cream, and inhalation medication in an early phase, which prevented complications. We present the details of this case and review the literature.
Authors:
M Te Booij; Emgj de Jong; H J Bovenschen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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