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Cutaneous larva migrans- ulyclinic


Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Skin disease caused by nematode parasite of hookworm family Ancylostoma caninum and Ancylostoma braziliense.

Diagnostic Criteria


  • Creeping eruption on the skin

See the Picture of cutaneous larva migrants at the top of this article



  • No specific investigation

Pharmacological Treatment


  • Give thiabendazole PO 50 mg/kg 12 hourly for 2 days OR

  • Give Albendazole 200mg single dose (children below 2years), 400mg PO for older children repeat after one week

  • Plus topical 10% thiabendazole paste apply twice daily 5 days

Last updated on 14.09.2020

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  1. Tanzanian Standard treatment guideline for children 2017 edition page 77-78

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