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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

October 2006
Volume 37 , Issue 9

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Larva migrans in the oral mucosa: Report of a case

Ana Carolina Thomé Capuano, DDS, MS / Suzana Catanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa, DDS, PhD / Artur Aburad de Carvalhosa, DDS, PhD / Décio dos Santos Pinto Júnior, DDS, PhD

Pages: 721–723
PMID: 17017634

Larva migrans is a condition caused by subcutaneous or visceral migration of parasite larvae, usually Ancylostoma braziliense, and is characterized by pruriginous or serpiginous lesions. This article describes a case of larva migrans involving the oral mucosa in a 24-year-old woman. (Quintessence Int 2006;37:721–723)

Key words: oral larva migrans, oral parasite larvae, subcutaneous oral lesion

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