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olm

(əʊlm; ɒlm)
n
(Animals) a pale blind eel-like salamander, Proteus anguinus, of underground streams in SE Europe, that retains its larval form throughout its life: family Proteidae. See also mudpuppy
[C20: from German]
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Noun1.olm - European aquatic salamander with permanent external gills that lives in cavesolm - European aquatic salamander with permanent external gills that lives in caves
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
genus Proteus, Proteus - type genus of the Proteidae
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Syndromes in people infected by Toxocara include visceral larva migrans (caused by larvae migrating through the abdomen and possibly causing signs of liver disease), neural larva migrans (caused by larval migration through the nervous system), and ocular larva migrans caused by larvae migrating through the eye and possibly resulting in loss of vision).
Topical thiabendazole 10% cream is preferred over the oral form due to the side effects reported after oral intake of the medicine.6 Different other treatment modalities have also been used for cutaneous and ocular larva migrans including topical ivermectin, cryotherapy CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers.7-11
Once ingested, larvae migrate through the brain (neural larva migrans), eye (ocular larva migrans), and other organs (visceral larva migrans) (1).
Toxocariasis may occur in conditions where visceral larva migrans, ocular larva migrans or both clinical pictures are observed in association (6, 7).
The ophthalmology department was consulted to ensure there was no evidence of ocular larva migrans. She was started on albendazole and prednisone.