creeping eruption


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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  9. creeping juniper,
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Origin of creeping eruption

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for creeping eruption

creeping eruption

[ krēpĭng ]


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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