Friday, 8 April 2016
Man has worm removed from his leg after mistaking it for varicose vein after trip to Nigeria
They told the patient he had a cutanteous larva migrans, a parasitic skin infection caused by hookworm larvae, living in his foot.
The parasite cannot burrow deeper into the skin and is visible just beneath the outer skin, the disease is common in tropical countries and is normally seen on the feet, back, buttocks, thighs, or abdomen.
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert