Appearance of a reservoir of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans in Brittany?

S. Veraldi, M. C. Persico, C. Francia, V. La Vela

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Abstract

We describe two cases of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans acquired in Brittany (North-Western France). The patients were a 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man. In both patients the feet were involved. In the second patient, a superinfection due to Staphylococcus aureus was recorded. The appearance in Brittany of a reservoir of nematodes capable of causing hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans is hypothesized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume147
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Larva migrans
  • Nematode
  • Skin diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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