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Cutaneous Larva Migrans on the Abdomen of a Child with Delayed Gross Motor Development

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V. Thadchanamoorthy ,

Eastern University, LK
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K. Dayasiri

Base Hospital Mahaoya, LK
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Abstract

Cutaneous larva migrans is a tropically acquired parasitic infection caused mostly by the larvae of Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum. We report a child with an unusual presentation of cutaneous larva migrans infection on her abdominal wall. The reported child with delayed gross-motor development presented to the pediatric clinic with a history of irritable cry and poor sleep for one-month duration. She could only roll-over on cemented floor in her house which had poor infrastructure facilities and also had several pets which frequently entered into the house. Examination revealed linear erythematous lesion on abdominal wall compatible with clinical diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans. The child responded well to a seven-day course of Albendazole.
How to Cite: Thadchanamoorthy V, Dayasiri K. Cutaneous Larva Migrans on the Abdomen of a Child with Delayed Gross Motor Development. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2020;32(1):36–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v32i1.92
Published on 14 Aug 2020.
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