Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans are also termed the clinical sign of creeping eruption, where multiple types of hookworms cause an infectious syndrome. It is most commonly transmitted by the feces of an animal where the eggs get deposited in the soil, with larvae entering humans via direct contact with skin.

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Why did I get itchy blisters all over my body after a bite?

Query: Hello doctor, My son went on a river trip three days ago. He got some bite and started to have blisters in his shoulders that are spread to other parts. The blisters are itching. He also has diarrhea. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photos attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The picture looks like creeping eruptions seen in conditions like cutaneous larva migrans (a parasitic infection). It occurs due to contact of the skin with contaminated w...  Read Full »

What is cutaneous larva migrans?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like worms moving between my toes and feet with long slim white lines. They have two brown streaks and they bite with skin penetration and my skin turns white. They have penetrated my nostrils also and they have dark purple lines with two dots at the end. It looks like eyes. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms occur due to cutaneous larva migrains. It is a hookworm infection affecting skin caused by Toxocara. It comes from infected cats and dogs. It is best to do some tests to confirm it and start taking treatment according to it. You can do ELISA (enzyme-linked...  Read Full »

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