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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Creeping Eruption, Larva Migrans, and Larva Currens: Overview

Treatment Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM) [The treatment for larva currens is somewhat different so the two diseases are discussed separately.] Cutaneous larva migrans is due to animal (usually canine) hookworm. It presents as serpiginous papules on…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Myiasis: Overview

Overview Myiasis is caused by the larvae of certain botfly species whose larvae penetrate and develop in the skin. The larvae may enter the skin from the bites of other insects that carry the botfly eggs (New World), or by direct skin contact with…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…AV, Cintra ML, et al. Larva migrans: A case report and review. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2003;45:167-71. Bibliography for larva currens Ly MN, Bethel SL, Usmani AS, Lambert DR. Cutaneous Strongyloides stercoralis infection: an unusual…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…tial dermatitis + 10.5.17B: Lymphocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, and a worm in the lower part of the epidermis = Cutaneous larva migrans The organism, caught fortuitously by the blade of a microtome, is the larva of Ancylostoma braziliense. When a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…rvae and nymphs, conducted within a burrow of scabies, namely, ingestion and defecation, gives rise to intense pruritus. The larva or “creeper” of Ancylostoma braziliense, the cause of cutaneous larva migrans, lives in a tunnel created…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…+ Lymphocytes, eosinophils, and sometimes plasma cells in a nodular and interstitial infiltrate = Nodular scabies + Worms or larvae in the dermis and/or subcutaneous fat = Helminthiasis + Epithelioid histiocytes, in company with eosinophils and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Parasitic infestations

…d in gnathostomiasis. In a few instances, such as scabies and pediculosis, the parasites reside in, and on, human skin. Once larvae of nematodes have entered human skin, they do not mature into the adult form; they die where they reside, acting then…

Diagnosis of ophthalmomyiasis externa by dermatoscopy

Diagnosis of ophthalmomyiasis externa by dermatoscopy

…vention. Introduction Ophthalmomyiasis, also known as ocular myiasis, is the infestation of the eye or periorbital tissue by larvae of the insect order Diptera. When larvae remain outside the eye it is called ophthalmomyiasis externa, while…