Cutaneous larva migrans in northern climates

Debra Herbener, Jonathan Borak

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Cutaneous larva migrans is a distinctive dermatitis caused by the filariform larvae of certain nematode parasites. Most often associated with tropical climates, it has increasingly been noted in nontropical settings. To familiarize northern clinicians with this condition, a case report is presented and its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1988


  • Ancylostoma braziliense
  • Cutaneous larva migrans
  • creeping eruption
  • nematodes
  • plumber's itch
  • sandworm disease
  • thiabendazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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