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April 1971


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404 Eugene Medical Center Eugene, Ore 97401

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(4):461. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000160111021

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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.

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