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E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 522

Cutaneous larva migrans in early infancy


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Karjigi Siddalingappa
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.164436

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Cutaneous larva migrans or creeping eruptions is a cutaneous dermatosis caused by hookworm larvae, Ancylostoma braziliense. A 2-month-old female child presented with a progressive rash over the left buttock of 4 days duration. Cutaneous examination showed an urticarial papule progressing to erythematous, tortuous, thread-like tract extending a few centimeters from papule over the left gluteal region. A clinical diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans was considered. Treatment with albendazole led to complete resolution, confirming the diagnosis. This is to the best of our knowledge, the youngest age at which this condition is being reported.


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