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Medical Term:

larva currens

Pronunciation: lar'va kur'enz

Definition

Cutaneous larva migrans caused by rapidly moving larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis (up to 10 cm per hour), typically extending from the anal area down the upper thighs and observed as a rapidly progressing linear urticarial trail; may also be caused by zoonotic species of Strongyloides.

[L. larva, mask + currens, racing]

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