Seven years have passed since Kirby-Smith, Dove and White1 proved that creeping eruption is more commonly caused by the hookworm larva of the dog or cat than by the larva of the fly, as was generally supposed. With the exception of the one time that Shelmire2 recovered the hookworm larva in the experimental production of creeping disease, it is my belief that the following case is the first instance in which the parasite has been demonstrated in this condition since the group of workers just mentioned found it. In my case the parasite was found microscopically in the lesion, and was identified as Ankylostoma braziliense.
REPORT OF A CASE
A white man, aged 35 years, an engineer, consulted me for an eruption on the anterior surface of the lower third of the right leg on Oct. 20, 1931. He had been a prospector for oil in
McCARTHY L. CREEPING ERUPTION DUE TO ANKYLOSTOMA BRAZILIENSE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(3):490–497. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040496014
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