Cutaneous larva migrans on the scalp: atypical presentation of a common disease

An Bras Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;89(2):332-3. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20142987.


Cutaneous larva migrans is a pruritic dermatitis due to the inoculation of helminths larvae in the skin, and it often occurs in children in tropical and subtropical areas. The authors describe an atypical case of cutaneous larva migrans in a 11 year-old child with scalp involvement, an unusual topography for this lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Larva Migrans / parasitology
  • Larva Migrans / pathology*
  • Male
  • Scalp Dermatoses / parasitology
  • Scalp Dermatoses / pathology*
  • Skin / parasitology
  • Skin / pathology