Chronic Larva Currens Following Tourist Travel to the Gambia and Southeast Asia Over 20 Years Ago.

Abstract:

:Larva currens is the cutaneous manifestation of human infection with the geotropic helminth Strongyloides stercoralis. Strongyloidiasis is a lifelong infection unless treated. A high index of suspicion is needed to prevent chronic symptoms of strongyloidiasis (eg, larva currens, eosinophilia, abdominal discomfort) and to prevent fatal dissemination. We present a case of chronic larva currens following tourist travel to the Gambia and Southeast Asia>20 years ago. This case highlights several important features of larva currens and strongyloidiasis, including the chronicity of symptoms, the rapidity of the migratory serpiginous rash, and the absence of high-grade eosinophilia.

journal_name

J Cutan Med Surg

authors

Bailey KE,Danylo A,Boggild AK

doi

10.1177/1203475415575247

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-07-01 00:00:00

pages

412-5

issue

4

eissn

1203-4754

issn

1615-7109

pii

1203475415575247

journal_volume

19

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