Presence of Visceral Larva Migrans in the Urinary Bladder of a Woman in Khorramabad, Iran

  • SE Rafiee Alavi Department of Pathobiology, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • H H Nayebzadeh Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Iran
Visceral Larva Migrans, Toxocara, Iran


The presence of Visceral Larva Migrans (VLM) in a patient is reported. A 57-year- old woman suffering from right upper abdominal and suprapubic pain referred into a clinic in Khorramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran. A cystoscopy was performed and biopsy was taken. The light micro­scopic study showed a couple of larvae as well as mononuclear inflammatory cell- infiltration. Because occurrence of VLM is potentially problem in rural areas, it is recommended that an educa­tional program to be initiated to prevent and control VLM infection in both rural and urban people. Clinicians also should consider the clinical features of visceral larva migrans.


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How to Cite
Rafiee Alavi S, H Nayebzadeh H. Presence of Visceral Larva Migrans in the Urinary Bladder of a Woman in Khorramabad, Iran. Iran J Parasitol. 6(1):92-94.