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Cutaneous larva migrans in children: A case series from Southern India


1 Department of Paediatrics. Vinayaka Missions Medical College and Hospital, Karaikal, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Vinayaka Missions Medical College and Hospital, Karaikal, Puducherry, India

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Indira Subhadarshini Paul,
Vinayaka Missions Medical College and Hospital, Karaikal - 609 609, Puducherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.188454

Cutaneous larva migrans or creeping eruptions is a parasitic skin infection caused by hookworm larva. It is common in warmer tropical and subtropical countries. Here, we report four patients aged between 7 months and 14 years presented to outpatient Department of Paediatrics with cutaneous lesions over buttocks, right hand, right foot, and left thigh. Wandering threadlike progressive lesions were noticed on cutaneous examination, consistent with a diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans. Complete resolution seen after treatment with oral albendazole.


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