A travelling bather's dermatosis: cutaneous larva migrans

Federico Bardazzi, Caterina Stinchi, Colombina Vincenzi, Antonella Tosti

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Background Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is the clinical manifestation of the penetration of human skin by peculiar nematode larvae. In the last few years this condition has been increasingly reported among travellers returning after bathing in tropical regions. Patients Thirteen patients affected by localized or diffuse CLM have been studied. Treatment and Results Twelve patients were treated with a topical 10% thiabendazole preparation, wherease one patient with multiple lesions needed oral administration of Ivermectin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Eur. Acad. of Dermato. Venereol.
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Cutaneous larva migrans
  • Ivermectin
  • Nematode larva
  • Topical thiabendazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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