Visceral larva migrans

Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
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Syndrome characterised by persistent eosinophilia, fever, hepatomegaly and hypergammaglobulinaemia.The specific cause is dependent on the geographical location in which the infection was acquired. FBC

Toxocara infection

Toxocara antibodies.

Other infection

Skin biopsy (cutaneous nodules) may show larvae.
  • Ancylostoma sp
  • Gnathostoma sp
  • Spirometra sp
  • Trichinella sp
  • Strongyloides stercoralis
Strongyloides sp antibodies.