Treatment of cutaneous larva migrans.

  title={Treatment of cutaneous larva migrans.},
  author={{\'E}ric Caumes},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={30 5},
  • Éric Caumes
  • Published 2000 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
Cutaneous larva migrans caused by the larvae of animal hookworms is the most frequent skin disease among travelers returning from tropical countries. Complications (impetigo and allergic reactions), together with the intense pruritus and the significant duration of the disease, make treatment mandatory. Freezing the leading edge of the skin track rarely works. Topical treatment of the affected area with 10%-15% thiabendazole solution or ointment has limited value for multiple lesions and… CONTINUE READING
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