Infectious Disease Compendium

Bunostomum

Microbiology

Animal hookworm, Bunostomum phlebotomum.

Epidemiologic Risks

Stepping in animal poop.

Syndromes

Creeping eruption aka cutaneous larva migrans.

Treatment

Self limited. Topical 10 % qid and oral thiabendazole 25 mg/kg bid x 2 days is treatment of choice OR Albendazole x 3 to 7 days OR Ivermectin x 1 also effective.

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