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International Journal of Dermatology Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

A case of multifocal furunculoid cutaneous larva migrans caused by hookworms at the university clinic of dermatology: Venereology at the hubert koutoukou maga national University Hospital center in Cotonou

Author(s):

P Kitha, F Akpajan, D Tounouga, E Adegbidi, C Balola, L Dotsop, S Pentoue, D Assogba, M CLegonou, P Bismimwa, M Ayinaou, M Ragi, F Adandejan, S Remadji, N Agbessi, B Dégboé, C Koudoukpo, H Adégbidi and F Atadokpèdé

Abstract:

Multifocal furunculoid cutaneous larva migrans (LMCAF) is caused by the subcutaneous migration of nematode larvae, most often Ankylostoma brasiliensis. Transmission occurs through contact with soil contaminated by the feces of dogs or cats, particularly in tropical regions (intertropical America, sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. We report a case of multifocal ankylostomiasis larva migrans in a male subject. The patient, a 15-year-old student, presented with severely pruritic solid lesions that had been progressing continuously for a week. The condition began after wearing damp underwear. The patient also reported having pets at home (a dog) that had not been dewormed for over 12 months. serpiginous erythematous-papular tracts (N>10), fine continuous follicular pustules with excoriated surfaces in some areas, and well-defined boundaries were observed on the lateral-inner thighs, pelvic girdle, penile shaft, and scrotum (Figures 1 and 2). The rest of the dermatological examination was normal. The diagnosis of multifocal ankylostomiasis larva migrans was made based on the epidemiological context and clinical presentation. Larva migrans is a parasitic skin disease common in tropical climates. Multifocal localization in a single individual is rare. Management of the condition involves both preventive and curative measures.

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International Journal of Dermatology Sciences
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P Kitha, F Akpajan, D Tounouga, E Adegbidi, C Balola, L Dotsop, S Pentoue, D Assogba, M CLegonou, P Bismimwa, M Ayinaou, M Ragi, F Adandejan, S Remadji, N Agbessi, B Dégboé, C Koudoukpo, H Adégbidi and F Atadokpèdé. A case of multifocal furunculoid cutaneous larva migrans caused by hookworms at the university clinic of dermatology: Venereology at the hubert koutoukou maga national University Hospital center in Cotonou. Int. J.Dermatol. Sci. 2024;6(1):16-18. DOI: 10.33545/26649772.2024.v6.i1a.30
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