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Cutaneous Larva Migrans Complicated by Löffler Syndrome

Siew Kiang Tan, MBBS; Tsun Tsien Liu, MBBS, M Med (Int Med),  Dip Derm (London), FAMS
Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(2):210-212. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.392.
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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.

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Figure 1

The classic serpiginous burrows of cutaneous larva migrans on our patient's foot.

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Figure 2

Cutaneous larva migrans on the upper thigh.

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Figure 3

Computed tomographic scan showing reticulonodular infiltrates in the right middle and lingular lobes (arrows).

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