Cutaneous Larva Migrans
Living reference work entry
Cutaneous larva migrans is caused by hookworms mainly of dogs and cats. The itching dermatitis often takes the form of tracks or “ creeping eruption” indicating the route of migration of the larvae in the epidermis of the skin. These papular and serpiginous lesions sometimes become vesicular and hemorrhagic and are often secondarily infected with bacteria after scratching. These larvae never mature into adults, to live in the intestine, but will die within 3 months at the latest (Fig. 1).
KeywordsLocal Application Larva Migrans Cutaneous Larva Migrans Serpiginous Lesion
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