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Chronic strongyloidiasis may produce a linear urticarial larva currens rash, with such individuals at risk of fatal hyperinfection if immunity is. Larva currens (Latin for racing larva) is an itchy, cutaneous condition caused by infections with Strongyloides stercoralis It is caused by the intradermal. The treatment for larva currens is somewhat different so the two diseases are discussed separately. Cutaneous larva migrans is due to animal (usually canine).


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We hope that this article will provide an appropriate cross fertilization larva currens knowledge. Report of a Case The patient, a white year-old housewife, developed a pruritic erythematous urticarial lesion of the medial aspect of the left midthigh on Larva currens 15.

Diffuse purpuric lesions showing the various routes the larvae took in the left thigh.

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Biopsy site in the popliteal region. There were no changes in the blood, stool, and partial parasitological urine tests, except for the eosinophilia in the blood test. The initial diagnosis was vasculitis due to the larva currens lesions; however, with the emergence of larva currens lesions in the trunk, there was the chance that it could be larva currens.

The skin lesions and the eosinophilia regressed. Later, the pathology showed the larvae in larva currens epidermis Figures 45and 6.

Erythematous, edematous urticarial lesions in the back and the abdomen. Presence of larva in the corneal layer. Discussion This is a patient with larva currens rare and an atypical cutaneous larva currens, which was confirmed by the presence of larvae in the skin biopsy.

Simultaneous Larva Migrans and Larva Currens Caused by Strongyloides stercoralis: A Case Report

The most common form of transmission of Larva currens stercoralis is through the skin, primarily through the feet of people who do not wear any type of shoes [ 1 — 3 ].

The main skin changes occurred due larva currens mechanical, traumatic, toxic, irritant, and antigenic actions from females, larvae, and eggs [ 34 ]. After penetrating the dermis, the larvae reach the blood circulation.

These larvae may not find their natural route and remain in the integument, thus exhibiting a rarely observed condition of linear dermatitis of larva migrans caused by Strongyloides stercoralis [ 56 ].

There is some light skin reaction in the site where the penetration of the larva currens larvae occurred. On reinjection, there is a hypersensitivity reaction that causes edema, erythema, itching, and larva currens and urticarial papules [ 346 ].

Larva currens. Cutaneous strongyloidiasis.

The presence of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and urticaria is suggestive. Eosinophilia and serological and radiological findings can be helpful [ 5 ]. The parasitological methods or direct examination is based on the combination of the Strongyloides stercoralis evolutionary forms [ larva currens256 ].

Treatment of strongyloidiasis caused by nematode larvae larva currens be very difficult.