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Cutaneous larva migrans on the scalp: atypical presentation of a common disease.

Meotti CD, Plates G, Nogueira LL, Silva RA, Paolini KS, Nunes EM, Bernardes Filho F - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: Cutaneous larva migrans is a pruritic dermatitis due to the inoculation of helminths larvae in the skin, and it often occurs in children in tropical and subtropical areas.The authors describe an atypical case of cutaneous larva migrans in a 11 year-old child with scalp involvement, an unusual topography for this lesion.

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Affiliation: Private Clinic - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous larva migrans is a pruritic dermatitis due to the inoculation of helminths larvae in the skin, and it often occurs in children in tropical and subtropical areas. The authors describe an atypical case of cutaneous larva migrans in a 11 year-old child with scalp involvement, an unusual topography for this lesion.

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Erythematous string of sinuous and irregular path on the left parietal region
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Mentions: Male patient, 11-year-old, was admitted presenting intense pruritus on elbows, legs andscalp for approximately two weeks. He denied previous treatment and comorbidities. Hereported practicing recreational activities on the beach, like soccer, every weekend. Atthe dermatological exam, we observed the presence of hair rarefaction on the leftparietal region, with an erythematous string of serpiginous and irregular path in itscenter (Figure 1); eczema-like lesions of linearand angular path on anterior lateral face of the distal-third of the left leg, ankle andfoot (Figure 2).


Cutaneous larva migrans on the scalp: atypical presentation of a common disease.

Meotti CD, Plates G, Nogueira LL, Silva RA, Paolini KS, Nunes EM, Bernardes Filho F - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Mar-Apr)

Erythematous string of sinuous and irregular path on the left parietal region
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f01: Erythematous string of sinuous and irregular path on the left parietal region
Mentions: Male patient, 11-year-old, was admitted presenting intense pruritus on elbows, legs andscalp for approximately two weeks. He denied previous treatment and comorbidities. Hereported practicing recreational activities on the beach, like soccer, every weekend. Atthe dermatological exam, we observed the presence of hair rarefaction on the leftparietal region, with an erythematous string of serpiginous and irregular path in itscenter (Figure 1); eczema-like lesions of linearand angular path on anterior lateral face of the distal-third of the left leg, ankle andfoot (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Cutaneous larva migrans is a pruritic dermatitis due to the inoculation of helminths larvae in the skin, and it often occurs in children in tropical and subtropical areas.The authors describe an atypical case of cutaneous larva migrans in a 11 year-old child with scalp involvement, an unusual topography for this lesion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Private Clinic - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous larva migrans is a pruritic dermatitis due to the inoculation of helminths larvae in the skin, and it often occurs in children in tropical and subtropical areas. The authors describe an atypical case of cutaneous larva migrans in a 11 year-old child with scalp involvement, an unusual topography for this lesion.

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Related in: MedlinePlus