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May 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(5):647-653. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570050105015

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Larva Migrans. Presented by Dr. Julius H. Pollock.  E. C., a boy aged 2 years, presents an eruption on the right foot which has persisted and extended to date. The mother states that the rash appeared about six weeks ago during their stay in Florida.On the anterior portion of the right foot, mainly on the plantar surface, there is a linear lesion which tends to encircle the foot almost twice and crisscrosses at several points. Much of the lesion is flat and gives the appearance of a burrow with collapsed walls accompanied with pigmentation and scaling. However, near the ball of the large toe there appears to be the active end of the lesion with definite burrow formation, edema, redness and pustulation.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Abraham J. Orfuss: Following the suggestion of Dr. Dobes, I have treated at the Skin and Cancer Clinic two cases of larva migrans with poultices

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