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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 263

Creeping eruption of the hand in an Iranian patient: Cutaneous larva migrans


1 Department of Dermatology, Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Student Reserch Committee (SRC), School of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
3 Department of Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini
Department of Dermatology, Al Zahra Hospital, Soffeh Blvd, Isfahan Univesity of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: Department of Dermatology, Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran,, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2277-9175.148239

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Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM), a serpiginous cutaneous eruption is the most commonly acquired tropical dermatosis. It is caused by infection with hookworm larvae in tropical and sub-tropical areas, and people who have a history of travel in these countries. The most frequent location of CLM is the distal lower extremities or buttocks. We describe a case of 57-year-old Iranian female patient with CLM of hand (unusual site) without traveling to endemic countries that was successfully treated with oral albendazole. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of CLM in Iran.


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