Epidemiological profile of cutaneous larva migrans in travelers returning to France between 2003 and 2015.
- Doudou Sow,
- Ferelaha Soro,
- Emilie Javelle,
- Fabrice Simon,
- Philippe Parola,
- Philippe Gautret
Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 Jun 15. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
Unité de Recherche sur Les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales émergentes (URMITE) CNRS-IRD UMR 6236, Méditerranée Infection, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Aix-Marseille-Université, Marseille, France. Electronic address:
Background: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is caused by the penetration and migration of canine or feline hookworm larvae into the skin, and frequently affects travelers from high-income countries returning from tropical and sub-tropical areas. Unfortunately, this pathology is neglected due to poor understanding among both physicians and travelers. This study describes the profile of cases reported in Marseille, France. Read More