Cutaneous larva migrans in early infancy: A Ugandan case report.

Muwanguzi E Kayiira M Kasozi D Kigozi E
Clinical case reports 2021 Nov ; 9(11); e05080. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.5080. Epub 2021 11 12
Uganda cutaneous larva migrans infancy topical albendazole


Helminths are an important cause of worm infestation in low-income countries. The majority spread with soil to skin contact. In unusual patients presenting below 1 year, treatment can be challenging. The disease can be self-limiting; however, treatment is believed to reduce progression to more serious disease. Here, we present a case of a 3-month-old with cutaneous larva migrans.

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