(3,4) The rash, called larva currens
, results when the larvae invade the perianal region.
(1) A minority of patients may present with a serpiginous, urticarial rash at the site of larval entry, known as larva currens
. (1,3,4) Endoscopic findings may include mucosal ulceration, bleeding, mucosal thickening, and focal brown discolorations as well as thickened plicae.
Dermatologic involvement at filariform points of entry is manifested by a migrating, urticarial, erythematous rash, termed larva currens
. Larva currens
occurs more often in the skin of the buttocks, groin, and trunk than that of the extremities.
Strongyloides larvae move more quickly than other nematodes in human skin and produce a disease sometimes referred to as larva currens
In the acute stage, patients may develop signs and symptoms including cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, pruritus ani, and larva currens
. (2) Respiratory symptoms, including tracheal irritation and a dry cough, are often confused with asthma.