Extensive larva migrans

Vandana Rai Mehta, S. D. Shenoi

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Larva migrans is characterized by tortuous migratory lesions of the skin caused by larvae of nematodes. A 26-year-old fisherman presented to us with complaints of an itchy eruption on his back and arms of two months' duration. Clinical examination revealed multiple wavy serpentine tracts and fork like lesions with a raised absolute eosinophil count of 3800 cells/cmm. Biopsy was inconclusive. This case is reported to highlight the extensive involvement by larva migrans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-374
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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