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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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VELHO, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira et al. Larva migrans: a case report and review. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2003, vol.45, n.3, pp.167-171. ISSN 1678-9946.

A case of massive Ancylostoma sp. larval infestation is presented in a patient who had received systemic corticosteroid therapy. What attracts attention in this case is the exuberance and rarity of clinical manifestation. Based on the pertinent literature, we discuss the mechanisms of parasital infection, the natural history of the disease and its treatment.

Keywords : Creeping eruption; Larva migrans; Skin.

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