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A creeping eruption of the buttocks
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut
|How to cite this article:
Haber R, Bachour J. A creeping eruption of the buttocks. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018;84:440
A 2-year-old healthy boy presented with an intensely pruritic eruption on his buttocks since last 2 months which did not respond to topical therapy with antifungal, corticosteroids, and antibiotics. The eruption was migratory, moving a few millimeters to 1 centimeter daily, and was not associated with any systemic symptom. Physical examination revealed a serpiginous, erythematous raised tract on the buttocks along with vesicles at its edge [Figure - 1], a finding consistent with creeping eruption or cutaneous larva migrans. Peripheral blood analysis was unremarkable except for the presence of mild eosinophilia (absolute eosinophil count of 900 cells/μL) and fecal analysis was negative for parasites. The patient was treated with albendazole 15 mg/kg for 3 consecutive days resulting in complete resolution of the lesion within 1 week [Figure - 2]. No recurrence has been reported after 3 months.
|Figure 1: Serpiginous tract on the buttocks with vesicles at the edge of the lesion|
|Figure 2: Resolution of the rash 1 week after the treatment with albendazole|
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