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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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MACHADO, Alexandre Bortoli and EL ACHKAR, Marice Emanuela. Visceral larva migrans: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.2, pp.215-219. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962003000200009.
Visceral larva migrans is an infectious human disease that occurs following ingestion of eggs from the environment originating from roundworms which commonly infect dogs and cats, Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati. The larvae penetrate the gut wall and migrate through the tissues causing disorders consequent to an inflammatory immune response1. The authors describe a clinical case of visceral larva migrans with an unusual clinical presentation and also its clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment are reviewed.
Keywords : larva migrans visceral; Toxocara canis; Toxocara.