Cutaneous larva migrans is a common travel-associated skin disease of tropical and subtropical countries, whereas Löffler syndrome is characterized by migratory pulmonary infiltrates and peripheral eosinophilia. The present case report illustrates the rare pulmonary complication in a patient with typical cutaneous larva migrans.
After he visited a beach resort in Bali, Indonesia, a 47-year-old man presented with erythematous, serpiginous burrows typical of cutaneous larva migrans on both feet and his right thigh and buttock (Figure 1 and Figure 2). He took mebendazole for 3 days and experienced 70% resolution of the skin lesions.
Tan SK, Liu TT. Cutaneous Larva Migrans Complicated by Löffler Syndrome. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(2):210–212. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.392