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Cutaneous Larva Migrans & Larva Currens: Key Points: Larva Currens

Key Points Larva Currens Larva currens is a fast-moving serpiginous eruption due to skin penetration by larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. In contrast to cutaneous larva migrans, the larvae travel much more quickly through the skin and are more…

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Cutaneous Larva Migrans & Larva Currens: Treatment: Larva Currens

Treatment Larva Currens First steps Ivermectin 200 mcg/kg usually given in two doses on two consecutive days. Alternative steps Albendazole 400 mg twice daily for 3-7 days. Subsequent steps In immune compromised patients with disseminated disease,…

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Cutaneous Larva Migrans & Larva Currens: References

References Criado PR, Belda W Jr, Vasconcellos C, Silva CS. (2012). Cutaneous larva migrans: abad souvenir from the vacation. Dermatol Online J 18(6):11. Kim JY, Silverman RA. Migrating hair: a case confused with cutaneous larvamigrans. (2010)…

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Cutaneous Larva Migrans & Larva Currens: Clinical Case

…g young woman Serpiginous eruption of papules and vesicles in a linear arrangement on right dorsal foot Diagnosis: Cutaneous larva migrans Clinical diagnosis based on morphology and exposure history Treatment Oral ivermectin 200 mcg/kg in a single…

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Myiasis: Overview

Overview Myiasis is caused by the larvae of certain botfly species whose larvae penetrate and develop in the skin. The larvae may enter the skin from the bites of other insects that carry the botfly eggs (New World), or by direct skin contact with…