Cutaneous Larva Migrans on the Hand

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  • Fadlul Azim Fauzi Mansur Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Persiaran Ilmu, Putra Nilai, 71800, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.



cutaneous larva migrans, hand, hookworm


Cutaneous larva migrans results from infection by zoonotic nematode larvae, usually by animal hookworm larvae, and is a condition that is not uncommon in rural communities. The usual site of this lesion is on the feet, where larval penetration from soil takes place. Unusual sites such as the upper extremity and groin are very rare. We report a case of cutaneous larva migrans on the hand (unusual site) from Kelantan, Malaysia.


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Author Biography

Fadlul Azim Fauzi Mansur, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Persiaran Ilmu, Putra Nilai, 71800, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.


Other authors include:

Tiew Kee Hup2, Jerzy M. Behnke3

2Klinik Dr. Tiew, Tanah Merah, 17500 Kelantan, Malaysia.
3School of Life Science, University of Nottingham, University Park NG7 2RD, Nottingham, UK.


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DOI: 10.33102/mjosht.v7i3.184
Published: 2021-09-01

How to Cite

Fauzi Mansur, F. A. (2021). Cutaneous Larva Migrans on the Hand. Malaysian Journal of Science Health & Technology, 7(3), 57–59.