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Cutaneous larva migrans in a temperate area
  1. Anca Chiriac1,2,
  2. Anca E Chiriac3,
  3. Tudor Pinteala3,
  4. Cristian Podoleanu4,
  5. Marius Florin Coros5,
  6. Cosmin Moldovan6,
  7. Simona Stolnicu7
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, Nicolina Medical Center, Iasi, Romania
  2. 2 Department of Dermato-Physiology, Apollonia University, Iasi, Romania
  3. 3 “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania
  4. 4 Department of Cardiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu-Mures, Targu-Mures, Romania
  5. 5 Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu-Mures, Targu-Mures, Romania
  6. 6 Department of Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu-Mures, Targu-Mures, Romania
  7. 7 Department of Pathology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu-Mures, Targu-Mures, Romania
  1. Correspondence to Professor Marius Florin Coros, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu-Mures, 38 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, Targu Mures, Mures 540139, Romania; corosmarius1{at}gmail.com

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Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is common in children in tropical and subtropical areas but exceptionally rare in temperate zones.1 We report a case of CLM in a child from a temperate climate country.

An 8-year-old boy was seen with a facial skin eruption. The boy lived in an industrialised city in Romania, but spent 2 months of his summer holidays in a rural village, 150 km away, playing with cats and dogs. Initial pruritus on the left cheek was followed by progressive serpiginous erythematous papules along the left aspect of …

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  • Contributors AC: made the clinical diagnosis and treated the patient; drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published. AEC, TP and CP: substantial contributions to the acquisition of data from the international literature and analysis and interpretation of the data; critical revision of the draft for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published. MFC: prepared the document for submission; critical revision of the draft for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published. CM: improved the quality of the picture and translated the text; critical revision of the draft for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published. SS: substantial contributions to the study's conception and design and data interpretation; drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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