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Cutaneous Larva Migrans

  • Stefano Veraldi
  • Ermira Çuka
  • Fabrizio Vaira
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Abstract

Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is an infestation caused by penetration and migration in the epidermis of larvae of nematodes. Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum are the species most frequently involved. CLM is characterized by slightly raised and erythematous tracks, very often accompanied by pruritus. CLM can sometimes heal spontaneously; on the other hand, a clinical variety characterized by a very long clinical course has been described. Most used therapies are cryotherapy, topical thiabendazole and oral albendazole and ivermectin.

Keywords

Albendazole Ancylostoma sp. Cryotherapy Cutaneous larva migrans Ivermectin Thiabendazole 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathophysiology and TransplantationUniversita’ Degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS FOUNDATION, Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Dermatology Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical Diagnostic and Pediatric ScienceUniversity of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly

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