International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 11, Part D (2018)
Cutaneous larva migrans: A case report
Dr. Vineeta Pande, Dr. Mosam Maroo, Dr. SR Agarkhedekar and Dr. NS Deshpande
Cutaneous larva migrans, also known as ‘creeping eruption’ is a parasitic skin infection caused by penetration of hookworm larva into human epidermis. The lesion of CLM comprises of a pruritic, erythematous, linear tract, which appears after a long period after exposure to infested sand or soil. In present times it is uncommon to find an occurrence of this disease. Hence we hereby present the case of a 10 year old male child who presented with history of swelling, redness and bleeding from right foot with a history of an insect bite. On examination there were multiple blisters and oedema of the leg which progressed to a serpingenous lesion on the foot. He was treated with Albendazole and a dose of Ivermectin and the lesion dried up a week later. The diagnosis is mostly clinical and a complete resolution is usually seen after treatment with oral albendazole.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vineeta Pande, Dr. Mosam Maroo, Dr. SR Agarkhedekar and Dr. NS Deshpande. Cutaneous larva migrans: A case report. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(11): 218-219.