|Title:||Cutaneous Larva Migrans Induced by Swallowing Live Pond Loaches||Authors:||KUO, Y.-L.
|Issue Date:||2011||Journal Volume:||v.36||Journal Issue:||n.8||Start page/Pages:||878-881||Source:||CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY||Abstract:||
Freshwater fish, specifically loaches, are potential hosts of Gnathostoma species. Consumption of uncooked freshwater loaches may result in cutaneous larva migrans. We report the case of a 70-year-old Taiwanese man who presented with a serpiginous skin rash on his abdomen. He had eaten live loaches intermittently (sometimes daily) for 5 months before his presentation. On histopathological examination, a transected parasite body and a headbulb were found in the mid-dermis. The parasite was confirmed as belonging to the genus Gnathostoma, most likely Gnathostoma doloresi. The patient recovered uneventfully without treatment, and had no symptoms at his 12-month follow-up visit.
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