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April 1991

Hookworm Folliculitis

Author Affiliations

From the Skin and Cancer Foundation (Dr Miller) and the Westmead Hospital (Drs Walker, Jaworski, de Launey, and Paver), Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(4):547-549. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.04510010115014

• A case of persistent folliculitis in a 21-year-old man was demonstrated to be due to Ancylostoma caninum larvae. Treatment with oral thiabendazole was curative. Cutaneous larva migrans may be due to A caninum, but this presentation appears to be unique. The literature concerning etiology and pathogenesis of larva migrans is discussed with reference to this case.