Pruritic, serpiginous eruption in a returning traveller

Micantonio, Tamara; Peris, Ketty
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the 28-year-old woman who had cutaneous larva migrans on her lower back after traveling from Thailand. The disease is characterized by a creeping eruption due to the penetration and migration of a nematode larva within the epidermis. Infection typically occurs through contact with sand contaminated with animal feces. The wounds grow mainly on the upper and lower extrimities, buttocks, trunk, abdomen and the face area. The clinical differential diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans includes scabies, erythema chronicum migrans, tinea corporis, larva currens, myiasis and other nematode infestations.


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