Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011
Visceral Larva Migrans in Immigrants from Latin America
||Clinical signs and symptoms
||Chest radiograph results
||Decrease in antibody titers
|1||28/M||Bolivia||Asthma-like syndrome†||Slight right parahiliar infiltrate||700 (17.0)||500||Yes||None|
|2||29/F||Dominican Republic||Dry cough, dyspnea, chest pain, eosinophilic pneumonia||Bilateral alveolar infiltrates||1,400 (10.5)||600||Yes||None|
|3||5/F||Ecuador||Asthma-like syndrome, abdominal pain||No findings||1,050 (15.0)||700||Yes||None|
|4||40/F||Colombia||Abdominal pain||Not done||1,500 (14.8)||400||Yes||Clinical improvement|
*All patients were treated with albendazole (10–15 mg/kg/d in 2 doses orally for 5 days).
†Wheezing and dry cough.
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