Pathology. a skin disorder caused by the burrowing of dog or cat hookworm larvae under the dermal tissue and manifested as a progressing red streak.
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Origin of creeping eruption
First recorded in 1925–30
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Medicine definitions for creeping eruption
[ krē′pĭng ]
A skin disorder characterized by itchiness and a progressive netlike tunneling in the skin caused by the burrowing larvae of various parasites, especially a type of hookworm.cutaneous larva migrans
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