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Larva Migrans (Cutaneous Larva Migrans) Summary

Description: Infections caused by nematode larvae which never develop into the adult stage and migrate through various body tissues. They commonly infect the skin, eyes, and viscera in man. Ancylostoma brasiliensis causes cutaneous larva migrans. Toxocara causes visceral larva migrans.

Also Known As: Cutaneous Larva Migrans; Ocular Larva Migrans; Creeping Eruptions; Eruption, Creeping; Eruptions, Creeping Show All >>

Networked: 138 relevant articles (21 outcomes, 7 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Larva Migrans

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Albendazole (Albenza) : 12 outcomes 4 studies in 32 results : FDA 1
  2. Ivermectin (Mectizan) : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 22 results : FDA 1
  3. Thiabendazole (Mintezol) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 39 results : FDA 2
  4. Antigens : 1 outcome in 11 results : IBA
  5. Nitrogen : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  6. Vinyl Chloride (Chloroethylene) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  7. Promethazine (Promet) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 116 Generic
  8. Polyethylene Glycols (Polyethylene Glycol) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 36 Generic
  9. benzimidazole : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Antibodies : 1 study in 8 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Larva Migrans

  1. Infection
  2. Strongyloidiasis
  3. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  4. Scabies (Sarcoptic Mange)
  5. Toxocariasis
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Key Therapies for Larva Migrans

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  1. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold) : 2 results
  2. Microspheres (Microsphere) : 1 result
  3. Intradermal Injections : 1 result
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 result
  5. Cryosurgery : 1 result
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