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Cutaneous larva migrans of the penis
  1. K Karthikeyan,
  2. D M Thappa,
  3. B Jeevankumar
  1. Dermatology and STD Department, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605006, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor D M Thappa
 Dermatology and STD Department, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605006, India;

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Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a distinctive cutaneous eruption caused by the invasion and migration of larva of parasites in skin.1 It is also known by various other names, such as creeping eruption, sand worm, plumber’s itch, duck hunter’s itch, and epidermatitis linearis migrans.2 CLM occurs commonly in exposed areas, such as feet, buttocks, and hand.1 Isolated occurrence of CLM on the penis is very rare and, hence, rarely reported.

A 24 year old unmarried male agricultural labourer presented with itchy lesions on the penis of 5 days’ duration. The lesion started on the tip of the prepuce and gradually progressed upwards in a serpentine fashion. He had no lesions elsewhere on the body. He denied a history of premarital sexual contact but had visited a …

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