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Larva migratoria visceral - Treatment

Nombres alternativos

Toxocariasis; Toxocarosis visceral; Toxocarosis ocular (larva migratoria ocular)

Tratamiento:

Esta infección por lo general desaparece de manera espontánea y es posible que no requiera tratamiento; sin embargo, algunas personas pueden necesitar medicamentos antiparasitarios como albendazol.

Expectativas (pronóstico):

Las infecciones leves pueden desaparecer sin tratamiento. Las infecciones severas con compromiso del cerebro o del corazón pueden ocasionar la muerte, aunque esto es poco común.

Complicaciones:

Situaciones que requieren asistencia médica:

Consulte con médico si se presenta cualquiera de los siguientes síntomas:

  • Tos
  • Dificultad respiratoria
  • Problemas oculares
  • Fiebre
  • Erupción cutánea

Se necesita un examen médico completo para descartar la presencia de la larva migratoria visceral, ya que hay muchas afecciones que pueden causar síntomas similares.

  • Reviewed last on: 12/10/2010
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Kazura JW. Nematode infections. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 378.

Nash TE. Visceral larvae migrans and other unusual helminth infections. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolan R, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Orlando, FL: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 291.

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