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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).
Diagnosis of Baylisascaris ocular larva migrans is based on visualization of an appropriately sized larva in the eye, with or without serologic testing.
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.
There are 3 major clinical syndromes associated with human toxocariasis: VLM, ocular larva migrans (OLM), and covert toxocariasis.