Clinical cases
Cutaneous larva Migrans
Cutaneous larva migrans is a cutaneous eruption with a characteristic clinical appearance. Cutaneous larva migrans is caused by the animal or human hookworms. Ankylostoma caninum and Ancylostoma braziliense are the species most frequently involved.

Clinical cases: We describe the cases of four male patients with cutaneous larva migrans presenting characteristic eruptions as intense pruritic erythematous, linear and serpiginous raised tracks, but also eczematous like or disseminated eruptions. Two of the four patients had carried on agro-zootechnic activities, one patient had been sunbathing on the bank of the river and the fourth patient had just returned from trip to exotic countries. Copro-parasitological examinations were negative and chest X-rays were normal in all cases. All patients received oral albendazole 400 mg twice a day for 5 days.

Cutaneous larva migrans commonly occurs in tropical countries but isolated cases were reported in Europeans travelers from these areas but also probable it is caused by the climatic changes in non-endemic areas. Treatment with albendazole 400 mg twice a day for 5 days had been proven efficient in therapy of cutaneous larva migrans without adverse events.