Adams Stewart P.

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Cutaneous Larva Migrans (creeping eruption, creeping verminous dermatitis, ground itch, sand worm eruption, hookworm folliculitis, plumber’s itch)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a rather common self-limiting nematode infection (usually from animal hookworms). Infection via human hookworms is known as “ground itch.” Hookworms are intestinal nematodes excreted in fecal matter by infected hosts (usually animals, less commonly humans). The larval form is able to penetrate the epidermis…

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