Acta Scientific Microbiology

Case ReportVolume 1 Issue 8

Cutaneous Larva Migrans: A Case Report

Bhaskaran Sathyapriya1*, Krishnan Mahalakshmi2, Kesavaram Padmavathy3 and Purushothaman Lakshmanan4

1 Reader, Department of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology and Director for Research Laboratory for Oral & Systemic Health, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Co-Director for Research Laboratory for Oral & Systemic Health, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
4 Consultant Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopaedician, Apollo Hospitals and Apollo White Dental, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Bhaskaran Sathyapriya, Reader, Department of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

Received: May 29, 2018; Published: July 16, 2018

Citation: Bhaskaran Sathyapriya., et al. “Cutaneous Larva Migrans: A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.8 (2018).

Abstract

   Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a skin infection caused by hookworm larvae that typically infests animals like dogs and cats. The infested animals pass parasite eggs in their faeces and contaminate the soil. The persons who are exposed to soil contaminated with animal faeces are affected with this disease. It is also known as creeping eruption as the larvae migrate under the surface of the skin and cause itchy red lines or tracks. This case report describes a case of 25 year old female who acquired CLM from her terrace garden.

Keywords: : Cutaneous Larva Migrans; Creeping Eruption, Hookworm Infection

Copyright: © 2018 Bhaskaran Sathyapriya., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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