Dermoscopy of Cutaneous Larva Migrans
How to cite this article: Somasundaram A, Murugan K. Dermoscopy of Cutaneous Larva Migrans. Indian J Postgrad Dermatol. 2024;2:52-3. doi: 10.25259/IJPGD_4_2024
A man in his 20s presented with itchy skin lesions over the right side of his trunk for 1-week duration. Cutaneous examination revealed multiple skin-coloured linear bizarre tracts and papules over the right side of the trunk extending to the arm and axilla [Figure 1a and b]. The rest of the mucocutaneous examination was non-contributory. A diagnosis of cutaneous larva migrans was made. The patient was initiated on tablet albendazole 400 mg along with tablet ivermectin for 3 days following which he had improvement in skin lesions [Figure 1c]. Dermoscopy examination revealed brownish linear serpiginous tracts suggestive of cutaneous larva migrans [Figure 2]. The brownish linear serpiginous tracts suggest a larval body and brownish dots represent an empty larval tract in the image [Figure 2]. Larva migrans is usually a diagnosis made clinically, however, dermoscopy can aid as an adjunct to the diagnosis.
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