Treatment of widespread cutaneous larva migrans with thiabendazole.
Author(s): Gourgiotou K, Nicolaidou E, Panagiotopoulos A, Hatziolou JE, Katsambast AD
Affiliation(s): Department of Dermatology, University of Athens School of Medicine, A. Sygros Hospital, Greece.
Publication date & source: 2001-11, J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol., 15(6):578-80.
Publication type: Case Reports
Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a characteristic eruption that is caused by penetration and migration in the skin of nematode larvae. Both animal and human hookworms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of the condition, with Ancylostoma braziliensis and A. caninum being the most common among them. CLM is quite common in tropical areas, but, due to travelling, several cases have also been described in Europe. We present a patient with CLM who presumably contacted the disease during a holiday in Singapore. The patient was treated successfully with oral thiabendazole.