John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology

Cutaneous larva migrans: a case in Bordeaux, France and a systematic review of locally acquired cases in Europe Volume 27, numéro 4, July-August 2017


1 Department of Dermatology,
Hôpital Saint-André,
1 Rue Jean Burguet,
33 000 Bordeaux,
2 Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases,
Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière,
Boulevard de l’Hôpital,
3 Department of Parasitology and Mycology,
Hôpital Pellegrin,
Place Amélie Raba Léon,
33 000 Bordeaux,
a These authors contributed equally

Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HrCLM) is endemic in tropical countries, and cases in Western Europe are usually seen in returning travellers [1]. Two recent reported cases of HrCLM acquired in Spain [2, 3] raised the suspicion of an increased incidence in temperate Europe. We studied this hypothesis by performing a systematic review of all locally acquired cases in Europe.We searched Pubmed/Medline and Cochrane, using the following key words: <creeping eruption> or<cutaneous larva [...]