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May 1965

Thiabendazole for Creeping Eruption

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(5):419. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600110005001

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Abstract

LARVA migrans is a broad term which designates the migratory infection or invasion of a human or animal by the larval stage of a nematode (round worm) or a fly or other parasite. It includes lesions not only of the skin but also of the viscera, as for example the liver, spleen, and lung manifestations of Toxocara canis infection, known as visceral larval migrans. Creeping eruption is a type of larva migrans that results from the progression of Ankylostoma larvae at the epidermal dermal junction of human skin and appears as a serpentine linear inflammatory reaction. It is found in the warmer regions around the world in most countries with a climate approximately as mild as the Carolinas in the United States and including, of course, all warm humid tropical regions where the natural hosts, dogs and cats, are found.

Although creeping eruption is a common problem in many

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