Outbreak of cutaneous larva migrans in Naples, Southern Italy

B. Galanti, F. M. Fusco, S. Nardiello

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An outbreak of cutaneous larva migrans occurring in Naples, southern Italy, and involving 6 people is described. The infection was contracted in the area of Naples, through contact with material for dried floral arrangements most probably contaminated with dog or cat faeces. The factors that contributed to creating ideal conditions for the development and spread of this infection in this area are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-492
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002


  • Creeping eruption
  • Cutaneous larva migrans
  • Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)


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