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.
Chatel G, Scolari C, Gulletta M, Casalini C, Carosi G. Efficacy and Tolerability of Thiabendazole in a Lipophil Vehicle for Cutaneous Larva Migrans. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(9):1174-1175. doi: