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October 1978

Larva Migrans Complicated by Loeffler's Syndrome

Author Affiliations


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

• 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)