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An unusual recurrence of pruritic creeping eruption after treatment of cutaneous larva migrans in an adult Ghanaian male: a case report with a brief review of literature.
Pan Afr Med J. 2015; 21:285.PA

Abstract

The hookworm related Cutaneous Larva Migrans is a common disease present in the tropic and subtropical areas of the world. The disease is self limiting and would naturally resolve within weeks. However, an unusual recurrence of the disease in a Ghanaian male after standard treatment was observed and is herein reported. A 52 year old Ghanaian male of Akan dissent was diagnosed with Cutaneous Larva Migrans in a clinic in Accra, Ghana. Symptoms of the disease persisted for three days after treatment with a 400mg single dose Albendazole and was only resolved after re-dosing with 400 mg daily of the same drug for three days. Two months post-treatment, the usual pruritic creeping eruption typical with the disease re-appeared even though the victim has not been re-exposed to any possible larva contaminated source. This could possibly be a case of hookworm-related larva resistance to a standard anti-helminthic therapy and host immunity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.School Clinic, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26587135

Citation

Quashie, Neils Ben, and Emmanuel Tsegah. "An Unusual Recurrence of Pruritic Creeping Eruption After Treatment of Cutaneous Larva Migrans in an Adult Ghanaian Male: a Case Report With a Brief Review of Literature." The Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 21, 2015, p. 285.
Quashie NB, Tsegah E. An unusual recurrence of pruritic creeping eruption after treatment of cutaneous larva migrans in an adult Ghanaian male: a case report with a brief review of literature. Pan Afr Med J. 2015;21:285.
Quashie, N. B., & Tsegah, E. (2015). An unusual recurrence of pruritic creeping eruption after treatment of cutaneous larva migrans in an adult Ghanaian male: a case report with a brief review of literature. The Pan African Medical Journal, 21, 285. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2015.21.285.5612
Quashie NB, Tsegah E. An Unusual Recurrence of Pruritic Creeping Eruption After Treatment of Cutaneous Larva Migrans in an Adult Ghanaian Male: a Case Report With a Brief Review of Literature. Pan Afr Med J. 2015;21:285. PubMed PMID: 26587135.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An unusual recurrence of pruritic creeping eruption after treatment of cutaneous larva migrans in an adult Ghanaian male: a case report with a brief review of literature. AU - Quashie,Neils Ben, AU - Tsegah,Emmanuel, Y1 - 2015/08/13/ PY - 2014/10/14/received PY - 2015/04/15/accepted PY - 2015/11/21/entrez PY - 2015/11/21/pubmed PY - 2016/6/2/medline KW - Cutaneous KW - hookworm KW - migrans KW - pruritic skin KW - serpiginous SP - 285 EP - 285 JF - The Pan African medical journal JO - Pan Afr Med J VL - 21 N2 - The hookworm related Cutaneous Larva Migrans is a common disease present in the tropic and subtropical areas of the world. The disease is self limiting and would naturally resolve within weeks. However, an unusual recurrence of the disease in a Ghanaian male after standard treatment was observed and is herein reported. A 52 year old Ghanaian male of Akan dissent was diagnosed with Cutaneous Larva Migrans in a clinic in Accra, Ghana. Symptoms of the disease persisted for three days after treatment with a 400mg single dose Albendazole and was only resolved after re-dosing with 400 mg daily of the same drug for three days. Two months post-treatment, the usual pruritic creeping eruption typical with the disease re-appeared even though the victim has not been re-exposed to any possible larva contaminated source. This could possibly be a case of hookworm-related larva resistance to a standard anti-helminthic therapy and host immunity. SN - 1937-8688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26587135/An_unusual_recurrence_of_pruritic_creeping_eruption_after_treatment_of_cutaneous_larva_migrans_in_an_adult_Ghanaian_male:_a_case_report_with_a_brief_review_of_literature_ L2 - https://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/21/285/full/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -