Larva migrans

The patient in the illustration had been on holiday at a tropical coastal town and regularly visited a beach frequented by dogs. Two weeks after returning to Britain he started itching on the buttocks and subsequently noticed a linear, raised area—a condition known as larva migrans, due to the larvae of the hookworm of dogs and cats, Ancylostoma caninum. The ova are shed in the faeces and in a warm moist environment hatch into larvae that invade "dead end" hosts. They do not develop any further, so systemic disease does not occur.

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How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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