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Cutaneous larva migrans, creeping eruption, sand worm
  1. R M Shinkar,
  2. R Stocks,
  3. E Thomas
  1. James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R M Shinkar
    Department of Paediatrics, James Paget Hospital, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 6LA, UK;

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Cutaneous larva migrans is the most common tropically acquired dermatosis. It is characterised by erythematous, serpiginous, pruritic, cutaneous eruption caused by percutaneous penetration and subsequent migration of larvae of various nematode parasites.1 It is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical geographic areas; however, because of the ease and the increasing incidence of foreign travel by the world’s population, cutaneous larva migrans is no longer confined to these areas.

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