1921
Volume 90, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

A 41-year-old woman had two months of intermittent migratory swellings in the trunk, face, and limbs associated with erythema, pruritus, and pain. Laboratory analysis showed moderate eosinophilia. The triad of eosinophilia, migratory lesions (nodular panniculitis), and raw fish consumption was highly suggestive of cutaneous gnathostomiasis. She was successfully treated with albendazole (400 mg twice a day for 21 days) and showed complete and permanent resolution of the lesions.

[open-access] This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Re-use License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0318
2014-05-07
2017-09-25
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/14761645/90/5/786.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0318&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Rusnak JM, Lucey DR, , 1993. Clinical gnathostomiasis: case report and review of the English-language literature. Clin Infect Dis 16: 33.[Crossref]
  2. Herman JS, Chiodini PL, , 2009. Gnathostomiasis, another emerging imported disease. Clin Microbiol Rev 22: 484492.[Crossref]
  3. Kanyarat K, Surang N, Prasert S, Wanpen C, Sutin Y, , 2004. Treatment of cutaneous gnathostomiasis with ivermectin. Am J Trop Med Hyg 71: 623628.
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0318
Loading
/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0318
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Received : 03 Jun 2013
  • Accepted : 29 Aug 2013

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error