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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 221-222

Case Report

Cutaneous Larva Migrans: Diagnosis on Fine Needle Aspiration


Anand M.1, Sowmya S.2

1Postgraduate, 2Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Cutaneous larva migrans is a skin disease in humans caused by larva of nematode parasites of hookworm family.  The diagnosis of Cutaneous larva migrans is based mainly on clinicalfeatures and history. On review of literature, there have been no recorded instances of cytological diagnosis of Cutaneous larva migrans. We are reporting a case of   Cutaneouslarva migrans, which was diagnosed on fine needle aspiration.