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Hepatic visceral larva migrans causing hepatic venous thrombosis and prolonged fever

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Visceral larva migrans may present with systemic symptoms such as fever, hepatomegaly, pneumonitis or ocular symptoms.

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A 7-year-old girl with fever, pain abdomen and persistent eosinophilia. Imaging and histopathology were suggestive of visceral larva migrans.


The diagnosis of visceral larva migrans is often delayed since similar symptoms of fever, hepatomegaly and peripheral eosinophilia occur in more common and identifiable tropical parasitic and non-parasitic diseases.

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Kaur, J., Gupta, A. & Wadhwa, N. Hepatic visceral larva migrans causing hepatic venous thrombosis and prolonged fever. Indian Pediatr 54, 882–884 (2017).

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