Sunday, March 27, 2005
20 yo man with cutaneous larva migran
The patient is a 20-year-old man who noticed multiple intensely pruritic creeping lesions on his abdominal wall for more than a month. He is a body building enthusiast.
Examination showed multiple 2-3mm wide serpiginous raised erythematous tunnels on the left periumbilical and right upper quadrant of the abdominal wall.
Treatment was with freezing 1cm distal to the end of the trail with liquid nitrogen and adding oral mebendazole (zentel) 200mg bd for 3 days. It was successfully eradicated within a week of treatment.