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Cutaneous larva migrans on the scalp: atypical presentation of a common disease

Carolina Degen Meotti, Glaura Plates, Letycia Lopes Chagas Nogueira, Renata Anselme da Silva, Karoline Silva Paolini, Elias Moreira Nunes, Fred Bernardes Filho
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia 2014, 89 (2): 332-3
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Cutaneous larva migrans is a pruritic dermatitis due to the inoculation of helminths larvae in the skin, and it often occurs in children in tropical and subtropical areas. The authors describe an atypical case of cutaneous larva migrans in a 11 year-old child with scalp involvement, an unusual topography for this lesion.

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