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ARAUJO, Flábio R; ARAUJO, Cristina P; WERNECK, Max R  and  GORSKI, Alessander. Cutaneous larva migrans in children of a school, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2000, vol.34, n.1, pp.84-85. ISSN 1518-8787.

This paper reports an outbreak of cutaneous larva migrans in children of a school located in Campo Grande, MS. Six out of the 16 students (37.5%) acquired this parasitic dermatitis in two playgrounds contaminated by cat feces, in which ancylostomid larvae were found. The serpiginous lesions and/or papules were located in the hands, feet, buttocks, thighs, vulva and scrotum. Control measures of this parasitosis are discussed.

Keywords : Larva migrans [epidemiology]; Ancylostoma [isolation & purification].

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