1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Medic Medical Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Department of Helminthology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
A 40 year-old woman living in Gialai, Kontum, Vietnam, developed a red solid mass in the epigastric region. From ultrasound investigation, liver abscess and myositis of the intercostal muscle was diagnosed. Two weeks after treatment with antibiotics, the mass disappeared, but a migratory track developed in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. An aspiration of the vesicular end of the serpiginous track showed a light brown, living worm that was later identified as an immature Fasciola sp. This is the first case report of cutaneous fascioliasis in the form similar to creeping eruption.
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