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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 1999 Mar-Apr;32(2):187-9.

Larva migrans within scalp sebaceous gland.

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  • 1Faculdade de Medicina do Triângulo Mineiro, Hospital Hélio Angotti (Associação de Combate ao Câncer do Brasil Central), Universidade de Uberaba, MG.


A case of larva migrans or serpiginous linear dermatitis on the scalp of a teenager is reported. An ancylostomid larva was found within a sebaceous gland acinus. The unusual skin site for larva migrans as well as the penetration through the sebaceous gland are highlighted. The probable mechanism by which the parasite reached the skin adnexa is discussed.

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