What Caused This Linear Eruption?

August 17, 2010

A linear, severely pruritic rash erupted on the lateral and plantar aspects of the left foot of a 72-year-old woman who had recently been camping on a Caribbean beach. Antihistamines and locally applied antifungal agents offered no relief.

A linear, severely pruritic rash erupted on the lateral and plantar aspects of the left foot of a 72-year-old woman who had recently been camping on a Caribbean beach. Antihistamines and locally applied antifungal agents offered no relief.

What is your clinical impression?

(Case and photo courtesy of Navin M. Amin, MD.)

Answer: Cutaneous Larva Migrans

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