Snake-like worm infection in foot

Doctors have reported the case of a 42-year-old man who developed a squirming snake-like lesion on his right foot after a holiday to Nigeria.

He presented to hospital with a one-month history of an intensely itchy red eruption on his foot that moved a few millimetres to a few centimetres each day.

The patient was diagnosed with cutaneous larva migrans, a parasitic skin infection caused by hookworm larvae.

Hookworm larvae are transmitted to humans through contact with faeces from infected dogs and cats, and can migrate under the skin’s surface, causing itchy red