, Volume 166, Issue 11, pp 1183-1185
Date: 10 Jan 2007

Cutaneous larva migrans in northern Germany

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Abstract

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.