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creeping eruption

noun
1.
Pathology. a skin disorder caused by the burrowing of dog or cat hookworm larvae under the dermal tissue and manifested as a progressing red streak.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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creeping eruption in Medicine

creeping eruption creep·ing eruption (krē'pĭng)
n.
A skin disorder characterized by itchiness and a progressive netlike tunneling in the skin caused by the burrowing larvae of various parasites, especially a type of hookworm. Also called cutaneous larva migrans.

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