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《亚太热带医药杂志(英文版)》 2008-01
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Loeffler's syndrome:unusual symptoms and signs of ascariasis:a case report

Meunier Y.A.1 1Honorary Member of the Brazilian Academy of Medicine;Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine; Lecturer,Stanford Prevention Research Center  
Ascariasis can be found in temperate and tropical areas but is more prevalent in most of the inter tropical zone due to local socio-economic conditions.Loeffler's syndrome,also known as eosinophilic pulmonary syndrome is due to the trans-alveolar migration of ascaris larvae about 2 weeks after initial oral contamination.In this article, the case of a 10-year old child referred by his pediatrician for isolated eosinophilia,who was finally diagnosed with to have Loeffler's syndrome is presented and discussed.
【CateGory Index】: R532.1
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