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Cutaneous larva migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans


Cutaneous larva migrans is a condition that occurs when dog or cat hookworm larvae migrate through the skin. The migration produces a raised, red, twisting (serpiginous) pattern on the skin.

Review Date 12/7/2014

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.