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Article
October 1978

Larva Migrans Complicated by Loeffler's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

USA; USA

From the Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(10):1525-1526. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640220074020
Abstract

• A husband and wife contracted larva migrans while vacationing on the Gulf of Mexico. Subsequently, migratory pulmonary infiltrates and peripheral eosinophilia (Loeffler's syndrome) developed in both patients. Their cutaneous lesions were treated with topical thiabendazole and resolved within two weeks. The pulmonary complication was treated symptomatically and resolved during the next eight weeks.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1525-1526, 1978)

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