[Cutaneous larva migrans--an unusual case].Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2002 Mar; 12(69):232-4.PM
Cutaneous larva migrans is the result of human skin infestation by nematode larvae, which penetrate through the epidermis. The case of 21-year-old woman with serpiginous, erythematosus, and linear stripes was reported. The skin lesions lasted for five months. The diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans was established based on the typical clinical picture of infestation. Thus, it is important for infestation to be recognized clinically, so that effective treatment may be instituted. Various therapeutic modalities, including cryotherapy, topical and systemic chemotherapy, can be used in the treatment of cutaneous larva migrans. It was demonstrated, that cryosurgery is a fast and effective method in the therapy of cutaneous larva migrans infestation.