creeping eruption


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creeping eruption

n.
A human skin disease caused by hookworm or roundworm larvae burrowing and creeping beneath the skin and characterized by eruptions in the form of progressing reddish lines.
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Creeping eruption: Otherwise known as cutaneous larvae migrans, creeping eruption is caused by a type of hookworm that is usually found in dogs.
An outbreak of creeping eruption in southern France.