Skin Eruption Breast Cancer

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Definition

Creeping eruption is an infection with dog or cat hookworm larvae.


Alternative Names

Cutaneous larvae migrans; Ancylostoma braziliense


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Hookworm eggs are found in the stool of infected dogs and cats. When the eggs hatch, the larvae infest any contaminated soil and vegetation.

When you come into contact with this infested soil, the larvae can burrow into your skin. They cause an intense inflammatory response that leads to a rash and severe itching.

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