Extensive cutaneous larva migrans: A case report

Maryam Rafat, Amina Afzal, Shehla Shaukat, Mahwish Zahoor, Ijaz Hussain


Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is common parasitic infestation in warmer climates among people, who have contact with contaminated soil. It is caused by migration of hookworm larvae into the human skin. Clinically an itchy, erythematous, linear serpiginous tract appears within days to even months after exposure to infested sand or soil. Diagnosis is established on the clinical presentation. We describe a case of disseminated CLM presented in our OPD.


Creeping eruption, cutaneous larva migrans, hookworm infection

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