Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
GUIMARAES, Lucinda Calheiros et al. Larva migrans within scalp sebaceous gland. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 1999, vol.32, n.2, pp. 187-189. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86821999000200011.
A case of larva migrans or serpiginous linear dermatitis on the scalp of a teenager is reported. An ancylostomid larva was found within a sebaceous gland acinus. The unusual skin site for larva migrans as well as the penetration through the sebaceous gland are highlighted. The probable mechanism by which the parasite reached the skin adnexa is discussed.
Keywords : Cutaneous larva migrans; Scalp; Sebaceous gland; Ancylostoma.