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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2012 December;147(6):649-51

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Appearance of a reservoir of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans in Brittany?

Veraldi S., Persico M. C., Francia C., La Vela V.

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy


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We describe two cases of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans acquired in Brittany (North-Western France). The patients were a 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man. In both patients the feet were involved. In the second patient, a superinfection due to Staphylococcus aureus was recorded. The appearance in Brittany of a reservoir of nematodes capable of causing hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans is hypothesized.

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