Dermatitis Due to Larvae of a Soil Nematode, Pelodera strongyloides

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  • Abstract: A 6‐month‐old infant girl was seen because of failure to thrive and hyperpigmented papulonodules on the lower abdomen and thighs. Results of skin biopsy demonstrated dauer larvae of a soil nemalode, Pelodera strongy‐loides, in the dermis. This is the second documented episode of human dermatitis due to this nematode, which more often invades the skin of dogs, cattle, horses, and sheep. Copyright © 1984, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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  • Ginsburg B; Beaver PC; Wilson ER; Whitky RJ
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  • 33
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  • 37
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  • 2
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  • 1