Taxonomy: s.f. Ancylostomatoidea
Animal: Ancylostoma caninum and braziliensis (pathology)3 15.jpg
Sites: Skin
Cutaneous larval migrans, also called creeping eruption caused by filariform larvae of the dog and cat hookworms Ancylostoma braziliensis and A. caninum. Infective larvae found in moist warm soil can penetrate human skin but rarely penetrate further; they cause itching and irritation in the skin called creeping eruption. Occasionally, a larva has completed the cycle through the lungs and into the intestine of humans and developed into a mature adult causing eosinophilia and abdominal pain - a condition known as eosinophilic enteritis. (Croese, J. et al. 1994. Ann Intern. Med. 120: 369-374.)

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