Larva currens

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Larva currens (Latin for racing larva) is an itchy, cutaneous condition caused by infections with Strongyloides stercoralis.[1]:436 It is caused by the intradermal migration of strongyloides and distinguished from cutaneous larva migrans (caused by hookworm) by its rapid migration, perianal involvement and wide band of urticaria.[2]

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ ARTHUR, ROBERT P. (1 August 1958). "Larva Currens". A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology 78 (2): 186–90. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560080044007. PMID 13558704.