creeping eruption

noun

Definition of creeping eruption

:a skin disorder marked by a spreading red line of eruption and caused especially by larvae (as of hookworms not normally parasitic in humans) burrowing beneath the human skin

First Known Use of creeping eruption

1926


Medical Dictionary

creeping eruption

noun creep·ing eruption \ ˈkrē-piŋ- \

medical Definition of creeping eruption

:a human skin disorder that is characterized by a red line of eruption which fades at one end as it progresses at the other and that is usually caused by insect or worm larvae and especially those of the dog hookworm burrowing in the deeper layers of the skin called also larval migrans, larva migrans

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