Comment on the above image and its causative agents.
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It is cutaneous larva migrans ,commonly known as creeping eruption ..caused by non-human hookworm larvae...Ancyclostoma braziliense, Ancyclostoma caninum,Uncinaria stenocephala...it fails to penetrate the skin fully and burrow in lower epidermis ....
The image was found to be larva migrans.Animal hookworms are the most common cause of cutaneous larva migrans in humans. Ancylostoma braziliense is the most important species. Less often, cutaneous larva migrans is caused by A. caninum, A. ceylonicum, A. tubaeforme, Uncinaria stenocephalaor Bunostomum phlebotomum.
The lesion is consistent with Larva migrans.This particular lesion is nearer to that of Dracunculus medinensis.