Cutaneous larva migrans in northern Germany
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- Kienast, A., Bialek, R. & Hoeger, P.H. Eur J Pediatr (2007) 166: 1183. doi:10.1007/s00431-006-0364-0
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We report a 14-month-old female infant with typical cutaneous larva migrans, but without a history of travelling outside Germany. Cutaneous larva migrans is most commonly observed in and imported from tropical countries. Only a few cases have been described in northern Europe. This report serves as a reminder that under certain circumstances acquisition of this “tropical” parasite is possible even in non-tropical countries.