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1/4. Treatment of widespread cutaneous larva migrans with thiabendazole.

    Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a characteristic eruption that is caused by penetration and migration in the skin of nematode larvae. Both animal and human hookworms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of the condition, with ancylostoma braziliensis and A. caninum being the most common among them. CLM is quite common in tropical areas, but, due to travelling, several cases have also been described in europe. We present a patient with CLM who presumably contacted the disease during a holiday in singapore. The patient was treated successfully with oral thiabendazole.
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2/4. Outbreak of cutaneous larva migrans in a family household.

    An outbreak of cutaneous larva migrans in a household is described. The attention of practising physicians, health authorities and the populace is directed at the increasing prevalence of this otherwise rare disease, as well as the need for a comprehensive programme to rid the community of unwanted domesticated animals.
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3/4. Zoonotic roundworm infections.

    The larval stage of several animal parasites can infect humans and produce severe disease. Visceral and ocular larval migrans caused by the common dog roundworm, toxocara canis, are two well-recognized clinical syndromes. With the wider availability of serodiagnostic tests for toxocaral infection, other syndromes characterized by neuropsychologic deficits, epilepsy, asthma, abdominal distress, and chronic allergy have been described. Treatment with corticosteroids in conjunction with anthelminthic drugs may be life- or sight-saving. Recognition of the risk factors for infection is key to prevention, reinfection, and more serious illness.
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4/4. Autochthonous cutaneous larva migrans in germany.

    Cutaneous larva migrans syndrome is extremely rare in germany. However, three cases of this syndrome were diagnosed in patients from berlin, germany, in the summer of 1994. Exposure to the infective agent in endemic areas and close contact with animals were excluded. It is assumed that the extreme temperatures in summer 1994 favoured the conditions of infection.
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