Infectious Disease Compendium

Ancylostoma braziliense

Microbiology

The dog and cat tapeworm.

Epidemiologic Risks

Lying in cat poo or dog poo on a beach where they (the dog and cat, not the human) have used the sand as a toilet.

Syndromes

Cutaneous larva migrans.

Treatment

Topical thiabendazole 10% qid OR 25 mg/kg po bid for 2 d.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Ancylostoma 126.2