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To the Editor.—
Creeping eruption (larva migrans) is a rare disease in Oregon, since larvae of dog and cat hookworm do not, as a rule, survive the low soil temperature in this area. One relatively severe infestation seen in a 12-year-old boy who had never been out of the state was found to be due to larvae deposited in a deep shag rug by an unhousebroken cat. To my knowledge, this is the first time these larvae have been traced to sandy soil trapped in an indoor rug.
Stauffer LW. CREEPING ERUPTION. Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(4):461. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000160111021