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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An outbreak of creeping eruption in southern France.
During the previous 5 weeks, the patient had experienced a persistent headache and creeping eruptions of 5-7 cm on the left arm, which moved from the upper arm to the back of the hand.