Treatment of Cutaneous Larva Migrans with albendazole: preliminary report

Tratamiento del Síndrome de Larva Cutanea Migratoria con Albendazol: reporte Preliminar

Jaime R. Torres R. Angel R. Orihuela David Garcia Salha Abdul-Hadi

Twenty three patients with Cutaneous Larva Migrans syndrome were prospectively treated with 400 mg/day of Albendazole for 3 consecutive days. Clinical response, compliance and tolerance was excellent. Patients were asymptomatic within the first 72 hours of treatment and recurrences did not occurred. Preliminary results with three additional patients suggest that a single oral 400 mg dose may be effective as well.

Cutaneous larva migrans; Treatment; Albendazole


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