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Javad Ghoroobi, Leily Mohajerzadeh, Maliheh Khoddami, Alireza Mirshemirani, Naser Sadeghian, Alireza Mahdavi, Sayeh Hatefi
Toxocariasis is an extensive helminthic infection that leads to visceral larva migrans in humans. A 2.5-year-old girl referred for abdominal mass. She had history of pharyngitis for two weeks. There were no other symptoms. Abdominal examination revealed an irregular solid mass in right lower quadrant (RLQ). Abdominal ultrasonography revealed an echohetrogenic large mass in RLQ, liver, and retroperitoneal area. Abdominal CT scan showed a huge mass. At laparotomy a large retroperitoneal mass that involved right liver lobe, bladder, ileocecal valve, small and large intestines was found...
January 2017: APSP Journal of Case Reports
Kimihiro Igari, Yoshinori Inoue, Takehisa Iwai
BACKGROUND: Buerger disease is a nonatherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease, which is mostly observed in young male smokers. Buerger disease is characterized by the observation of peripheral arterial occlusion by angiography. The condition may be caused by microembolization in the small-sized arteries of the distal extremities. Buerger disease is diagnosed based on the Shionoya's clinical diagnostic criteria, which include: (1) a history of smoking, (2) onset before the age of 50 years, (3) the presence of infrapopliteal arterial occlusions, (4) either upper limb involvement or phlebitis migrans, and (5) the absence of atherosclerotic risk factors other than smoking...
January 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
B D Gartrell, L Argilla, S Finlayson, K Gedye, A K Gonzalez Argandona, I Graham, L Howe, S Hunter, B Lenting, T Makan, K McInnes, S Michael, K J Morgan, I Scott, D Sijbranda, N van Zyl, J M Ward
The rowi is a critically endangered species of kiwi. Young birds on a crèche island showed loss of feathers from the ventral abdomen and a scurfy dermatitis of the abdominal skin and vent margin. Histology of skin biopsies identified cutaneous larval migrans, which was shown by molecular sequencing to be possibly from a species of Trichostrongylus as a cause of ventral dermatitis and occasional ulcerative vent dermatitis. The predisposing factors that led to this disease are suspected to be the novel exposure of the rowi to parasites from seabirds or marine mammals due to the island crèche and the limited management of roost boxes...
April 2015: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
Hubert de Boysson, Nicolas Martin Silva, François Comoz, Jonathan Boutemy, Boris Bienvenu
INTRODUCTION: Vasculitides occurring during parasitic infection are rare and may imply different mechanisms. METHODS: A case report of cutaneous vasculitis and visceral damage during a larva migrans syndrome. RESULTS: We report the case of a 64-year-old man who developed a purpura along with fever, respiratory failure, abdominal pain and myalgia. Immunological screening showed a high titer of both antinuclear antibodies and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies along with anti-C1q antibodies...
December 2015: Infection
Kristy E Bailey, Alexis Danylo, Andrea K Boggild
Larva currens is the cutaneous manifestation of human infection with the geotropic helminth Strongyloides stercoralis. Strongyloidiasis is a lifelong infection unless treated. A high index of suspicion is needed to prevent chronic symptoms of strongyloidiasis (eg, larva currens, eosinophilia, abdominal discomfort) and to prevent fatal dissemination. We present a case of chronic larva currens following tourist travel to the Gambia and Southeast Asia>20 years ago. This case highlights several important features of larva currens and strongyloidiasis, including the chronicity of symptoms, the rapidity of the migratory serpiginous rash, and the absence of high-grade eosinophilia...
July 2015: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Steven Van Den Broucke, Kirezi Kanobana, Katja Polman, Patrick Soentjens, Marc Vekemans, Caroline Theunissen, Erika Vlieghe, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Jan Jacobs, Erwin Van Den Enden, Jef Van Den Ende, Alfons Van Gompel, Jan Clerinx, Emmanuel Bottieau
Although infection with Toxocara canis or T. catis (commonly referred as toxocariasis) appears to be highly prevalent in (sub)tropical countries, information on its frequency and presentation in returning travelers and migrants is scarce. In this study, we reviewed all cases of asymptomatic and symptomatic toxocariasis diagnosed during post-travel consultations at the reference travel clinic of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Toxocariasis was considered as highly probable if serum Toxocara-antibodies were detected in combination with symptoms of visceral larva migrans if present, elevated eosinophil count in blood or other relevant fluid and reasonable exclusion of alternative diagnosis, or definitive in case of documented seroconversion...
March 2015: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
K Mazur-Melewska, K Jończyk, A Modlińska-Cwalińska, M Figlerowicz, W Służewski
Human toxocariasis is a helminth zoonosis resulting from accidental infection of humans by the roundworms Toxocara canis (T. canis) and cati (T. cati). The infection occurs in five forms: systemic (VLM), ocular, neurological, covert and asymptomatic. The aim of this study was to characterize the radiological and immunological findings in hepatic inflammation during the course of systemic infection by Toxocara sp. in children. Fifteen children, 2 to 17 years of age, with serological diagnosis of T. canis infection underwent abdominal ultrasonography and computer tomography (CT)...
December 2014: Parasite Immunology
Eun Joo Kang, Yoon Ji Choi, Jung Sun Kim, Byung Hyun Lee, Ka-Won Kang, Hong Jun Kim, Eun Sang Yu, Yeul Hong Kim
Visceral larva migrans (VLM) syndrome is a clinical manifestation of systemic organ involvement by Toxocara species. VLM with involvement of the bladder and liver is a rare finding. A 62-year-old woman presented with diffuse bladder wall thickening and multiple liver masses with peripheral eosinophilia and urinary symptoms. We considered malignancy or eosinophilic cystitis through clinical manifestations and imaging findings. However, no suspicious malignant lesions were observed on cystoscopy and liver mass biopsy revealed the presence of eosinophilic necrotizing granuloma without malignant cells...
October 2014: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Charles Facon, Hugues Beaufrere, Christophe Gaborit, Olivier Albaric, Georges Plassiart, Melanie Ammersbach, Jean-Louis Liegeois
From January 2010 to March 2013, a captive colony of 83 black kites (Milvus migrans subsp.) in France experienced increased mortality related to atherosclerosis with an incidence of 4.4% per year. On histopathology, all kites had advanced atherosclerotic lesions, with several birds presenting abdominal hemorrhage and aortic rupture. In January 2012, a dietary change was instituted and consisted of introducing fish into the kites' diet. During the following 15 mo, the plasma lipid profile was monitored as well as body weight, food offered, and flight activity...
March 2014: Avian Diseases
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AIM: To attempt to construct an algorithm using the routine epidemiological, clinical and laboratory data for the differential diagnosis of ixodid tick-borne borreliosis (ITBB) caused by Borrelia miyamotoi (BM-ITBB) and other zoonotic infections that are endemic in Russia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled the adult patients treated at the Republican Hospital for Infectious Diseases (Izhevsk) in 2010-2012 with diagnoses of BM-ITBB (n = 71), Lyme disease (n = 38), tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) (n = 25), and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (n = 27)...
2013: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Jeyamani Ramachandran, Anuradha Chandramohan, Sajith Kattiparambil Gangadharan, L S Unnikrishnan, Leena Priyambada, Anna Simon
Eosinophilic necrotizing granulomas in the liver, known as visceral larva migrans (VLM), are a rare cause of liver abscesses. The term VLM refers to infections in human tissues caused by the larval stages of ascarid worms of dogs and cats. We report two cases of VLM which presented with high grade fever and abdominal pain for 3-4 months. Marked peripheral eosinophilia, multiple confluent perivenous lesions in the right lobe of liver with characteristic migratory tracts on imaging and biopsy evidence of necrotizing eosinophilic granulomas led to the diagnosis...
October 2013: Tropical Doctor
Sabine Schmid, Eldar Aliyev, Olivier Engler, Margot Mütsch
Tick-borne infections are endemic in Switzerland with borreliosis being the most frequent one, followed by the vaccine-preventable tick-borne encephalitis and more rarely by anaplasmosis, rickettsioses and babesiosis. Short characteristics of these infections are presented. The main preventive measures for stays in endemic regions include not leaving forest tracks and wearing closely fitted clothes and shoes, impregnated with an insecticide. Following at-risk activities, clothes as well as the body should be searched for ticks and they have to be removed using a tick removing tool...
June 2013: Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
Çiğdem Ecevit, Özlem Bağ, Canan Vergin, Aysel Öztürk
Toxocariasis is an infection caused by the ingestion of larvae of the dog Toxocara canis or the cat Toxocara cati. A 2.5 year old boy was admitted to our clinics with fever, abdominal pain and loss of appetite. His medical history included geophagia (pica) and amebiasis infection. On admission, the physical examination revealed hepatomegaly and pallor. There was marked eosinophilia with leukocytosis, anemia, hypergammaglobulinemia and elevated serum Ig E titers. Toxocariasis was confirmed by anti-Toxocara IgG and Western blot...
2013: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Loic Raffray, Brigitte Le Bail, Denis Malvy
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June 2013: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gary P Wormser, Maria E Aguero-Rosenfeld, Mary E Cox, John Nowakowski, Robert B Nadelman, Diane Holmgren, Donna McKenna, Susan Bittker, Lois Zentmaier, Denise Cooper, Dionysios Liveris, Ira Schwartz, Harold W Horowitz
Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of certain Ixodes ticks, which can also transmit Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the cause of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). Although culture can be used to identify patients infected with A. phagocytophilum and is the microbiologic gold standard, few studies have evaluated culture-confirmed patients with HGA. We conducted a prospective study in which blood culture was used to detect HGA infection in patients with a compatible clinical illness. Early Lyme disease was defined by the presence of erythema migrans...
March 2013: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Se Rafiee Alavi, H Nayebzadeh
The presence of Visceral Larva Migrans (VLM) in a patient is reported. A 57-year- old woman suffering from right upper abdominal and suprapubic pain referred into a clinic in Khorramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran. A cystoscopy was performed and biopsy was taken. The light microscopic study showed a couple of larvae as well as mononuclear inflammatory cell- infiltration. Because occurrence of VLM is potentially problem in rural areas, it is recommended that an educational program to be initiated to prevent and control VLM infection in both rural and urban people...
March 2011: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
R M Stoicescu, C M Mihai, A D Giannakopoulou
BACKGROUND: Human toxocariasis is primarily a soil-transmitted zoonosis, so children with geophagia are at an increased risk of toxocariasis, especially those living in homes with puppies that have not been dewormed. CASE REPORT: A 17-months-old female presented to our department with fever, abdominal distention and marked eosinophilia. Iron deficiency anemia, marked leukocytosis (79,000 cells/mm(3)) accompanied by marked eosinophilia (55,000 cells/mm(3)), and hyper-gammaglobulinemia were noted...
January 2011: Journal of Medicine and Life
Stefano Veraldi, Silvia Bottini, Gaetano Rizzitelli, Maria Chiara Persico
We evaluated retrospectively the efficacy and tolerability of oral albendazole (400 mg/day for 1 week) in 78 patients with hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans characterized by multiple and/or extensive lesions. The diagnosis was based on history and the clinical picture. Neither topical or systemic drugs nor physical treatments were used. All patients were followed-up for at least 3 months after the therapy. All patients were cured at the end of the therapy. The disappearance of pruritus was reported after 2-3 days and skin lesions after 5-7 days of therapy...
June 2012: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Grace Jackson, Manoj Kathuria, Bincy Abraham, Vicki J Schnadig
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic hepatic pseudotumors (EHP) are known complications of visceral larva migrans (VLM). By radiologic studies, EHP can be suspicious for primary or metastatic hepatic neoplasia. Diagnosis of an EHP by fine needle aspiration (FNA) led to the diagnosis of Toxocara VLM in a patient with suspected hepatic neoplasia. CASE REPORT: A 38-year-old Cambodian man had hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis with grade III portal fibrosis diagnosed in 2003. He had had negative routine alpha-fetoprotein and radiologic screening for hepatic neoplasia until 2006 when abdominal computed tomography revealed a 1...
January 2010: Acta Cytologica
Małgorzata Paul, Jerzy Stefaniak, Hanna Twardosz-Pawlik, Krystyna Pecold
INTRODUCTION: Ocular toxocarosis associated with high peripheral eosinophilia and together with systemic signs of visceral damage has been reported sporadically. Eye infections caused by numerous migrating larvae of Toxocara parasites, probably due to re-invasion or delayed reactivation, and leading to a progressive loss of vision is relatively rare. We report three atypical cases of toxocarosis with the co-existence of ocular larva migrans syndrome and generalized signs of Toxocara infection in schoolboys...
2009: Cases Journal
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