creeping eruption

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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, in the meaning defined above

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“Creeping eruption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creeping%20eruption. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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creeping eruption

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creep·​ing eruption | \ ˈkrē-piŋ- How to pronounce creeping eruption (audio) \

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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