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Cutaneous larva migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans Causes

Cutaneous larva migrans or CLM is manifested in human skin as red and wormlike burrows in the skin which are very itchy. Often, itching becomes extremely intense and painful and can trigger another bacterial infection once scratched.

Cutaneous larva migrans Definition

Cutaneous larva migrans or CLM,is a type of skin disorder that occurs among humans. Sometimes termed as ground itch pr creeping eruption, this disease is also known as sandworms in reference to the "fondness" of larvae for sandy soil.

Cutaneous larva migrans Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Cutaneous larva migrans or CLM usually depends on how the skin eruptions appear. Upon CBC count, Some patients were found to exhibit peripheral eosinophilia, while heightened lgE levels were seen on those who undergo immunoglobulin determinations.

Cutaneous larva migrans Symptoms and Signs

The parasites that cause Cutaneous larva migrans or CLM can be found in the feces of cats and dogs. Animals are infected right down to their deep tissues while humans are only affected on their skin's outer layer.

Cutaneous larva migrans Treatment

Cutaneous larva migrans or CLM involves the following treatment methods: the use of systemic or oral agents which include ivermectin and albendazole; the use of a topical (or oral) agent known as thiabendazole. This anti-helminthic medication can cause nausea when taken orally.

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