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Creeping disease

Creeping disease: Introduction

Creeping disease: A skin disease caused by a parasite which tunnels its way through the skin leaving a visible red, itchy, linear eruption on the skin where it has been. The hookworm parasite can't use humans to complete its life cycle but continues to travel through the skin until it dies. Transmission usually occurs through skin contact with warm, moist soil contaminated by the feces of an infected animal. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Creeping disease is available below.

Symptoms of Creeping disease

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Creeping disease?

Creeping disease: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Creeping disease

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Misdiagnosis and Creeping disease

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Creeping disease: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Creeping disease: Animations

Statistics for Creeping disease

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Definitions of Creeping disease:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Creeping disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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