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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 356-358

A rare case of cutaneous larva migrans due to Gnathostoma sp

Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India

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J C Samantaray
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.99505

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A 28-year-old lady presented with recurrent erythematous skin lesions in different parts of the body for 3 months. There were several episodes of worm coming out of the lesions. Examination of the worms in the parasitology laboratory revealed it to be a larva of Gnathostoma sp. She was advised treatment with Albendazole for 21 days, and there was no recurrence of lesions.


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