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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-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 0037-8682.

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.

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