creeping eruption


noun

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.

Origin of creeping eruption

First recorded in 1925–30
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Medicine definitions for creeping eruption

creeping eruption

[ krēpĭng ]

n.

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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