Cutaneous larva migrans

What is Cutaneous larva migrans?

A migratory serpiginous or netlike tunneling in the skin, with marked pruritus, caused by wandering hookworm larvae not adapted to intestinal maturation in humans; especially common in the eastern and southeastern coastal U.S. and other tropical and subtropical coastal areas; various strains of hookworms of dogs and cats have been implicated, chiefly Ancylostoma braziliense of dog and cat feces from beaches and sandboxes in the U.S., but also Ancylostoma caninum of dogs, Uncinaria stenocephala, the European dog hookworm, and Bunostomum phlebotomum, the cattle hookworm; Strongyloides species of animal origin may also contribute to human cutaneous larva migrans.

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Hello Dr! I have recently returned from holiday in St XXXXXXX and today i have noticed some strange, worm looking patches on my skin, which...

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Looks like cutaneous larva migrans, answer few questions

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We travel as a family to St XXXXXXX every year and have done since 2008. In 2011, we visited the Island in both February and December. My two...

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no connection,,, gastritis.

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Hi thanks for writing to us.

Looking at the query, you look very much worried.
First of...

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I opened a case four days ago and got an answer but I was busy and did not get a chance to follow up on it. Maybe you can look at my previous case...

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Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
It seems that you had worm infestation that...

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