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September 2000

Efficacy and Tolerability of Thiabendazole in a Lipophil Vehicle for Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(9):1174-1175. doi:

Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a parasitic skin disease caused by larvae of animal hookworms (Ancylostoma braziliensis); humans are an occasional host. The parasite is unable to enter through the germinative stratum of the human epidermis; therefore, the only abnormality caused is a self-limiting disease of dermatological interest. Treatment with thiabendazole hydrophilic ointment has proven effective.1 We describe a small series of patients with CLM treated with a lipophil formulation of thiabendazole.

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