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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-134

Larva currens in a case of Organophosphorous poisoning


Department of Microbiology, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar - 505 417, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
D S Rao
Department of Microbiology, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar - 505 417, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.25203

PMID: 16687867

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A 20-year-old healthy farmer consumed organophosphorous poison. On third day he developed diarrhoea and on fourth day linear serpiginous ulcers appeared on both buttocks. Clinically lesions were considered as decubitus ulcers. By stool examination and other laboratory investigations it was diagnosed as cutaneous larva currens due to S trongyloides stercoralis in a case of organophosphorus poisoning. Patient responded very well to a course of albendazole.






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