Published in IJCP November 2018
Pictorial CME
Cutaneous Larva Migrans
November 04, 2018 | Bhavana Venkata Nagabhushana Rao, Ch Vngr Ramanujam

A 34-year-old male patient came to our clinic with an itchy brownish eruption over the dorsum of the right foot of a week’s duration. It originated as a small itchy papule and gradually spread like thread over the dorsum of the foot reaching a length of 25 cm (Fig. 1). He was a dog lover; he owns plenty of pet dogs at home. He participates in Dog shows, he got a “the best dog award” for his German shepherd this year. He had no systemic symptoms; pulse, temperatures and blood pressure were normal. He was given albendazole 400 mg orally for 3 days along with antihistamine fexofenadine for 3 days. Itching subsided in 3 days and eruption in 10 days time. He was advised to deworm his pet dogs regularly.